A special day of celebration for a special birthday girl. This oil painting of my daughter reading in the butterfly garden was the first oil painting I ever did. I created it to enter a juried call to artists and it was accepted! The painting went on a 14 month traveling exhibit tour. I only visited one of those stops, but the painting was well traveled. It was returned to us at the end and is saved for my daughter. I don’t have a video of this one because I wasn’t filming my sessions yet. I started painting because my husband had given me a gorgeous floor easel for Christmas. I had no idea what that would lead to!
Today we made our girl very happy, with a full day planned her way, and by showering her with decorations, surprises, and presents. Everything went the way that we hoped it would and we will hold warm memories of this day in our hearts.
I hope all of you have had a good weekend. It is now only two weeks until Christmas! Be expectant and joyful. Peace be with you.