I finished the painting that has been in the works since before we moved! Finally!
A pretty unique story behind this one - the client is the niece of some friend's who bought a piece for HER for her graduation. She liked it so much that she wanted to get a piece or two as gifts for others as well. Her sister is leaving for the Philippines this month, so she wanted to get her a gift that represented them as sisters and the new adventures to come in the Philippines.
The native language is Tagalog over there, so she looked up how to say "Sisterhood is Powerful" in that language and it comes out to "pakikipag-ugnayan ng mga kapatid na babae ay malakas." She decided she wanted both phrases somewhere in the painting, with images of little girls (sisters) playing together.
They also had a younger sister who died in 2005 so she wanted to incorporate that sister in there too. The sun rays are just something subtle to remember her by, and her initials are barely shown in them.
Things have been pretty crazy around here with my family and getting settled and traveling... and if you can believe it we're off again tomorrow on a vacation with my entire family! We're excited to spend time at the lake again, especially with how heavy life has felt the last month or so. Hopefully we will be able to relax and enjoy the time there and not just be thinking about all the craziness that waits for us back home.
I've been thinking a lot about a blog revamp - what do you like to see here? I know I need to produce more art in order to show more art, but would it be fun for you all to see art from other folks I admire? Guest posts? More home inspiration, crafty projects, etc? I'd love to know what keeps you coming back! Have a great weekend and I'll be back soon-ish after our trip to share more art with you.