Friday, March 7, 2008

Her Easter Bunny

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Get comfy as you join me in celebrating The Ultimate Blog Party this week (hosted by 5minutesformom).  Grab your tea or coffee and feel free to tour around my daily morning posts and paintings.

Today's post is a tribute to all moms.

Click here to buy a print of this painting.
Watercolor on cold press 140lb. Montval watercolor paper, 6x10 in.
Watermark not present on actual print, $19.

While sitting on her old Victorian lounge chair, I couldn't help but keep looking at her easter bunny. It was prominently displayed in the corner of her well-kept living room.

There, at barely two feet, it stood tall with it's yellow, lime green and pink dress. Yes, a bunny with a dress. It wasn't 'just a dress', mind you. Faux pearls adorned the silk skirt, the collar and sleeves were finished with shimmering organza. Lovely.

Looking around, I noticed she has almost finished putting out her easter decorations. She is not an artist but I always find her choice of pieces quaint and unique. The overall design is pulled together. But I can tell what matters to her the most. On top of the center table, besides the bouquet of spring flowers, sat a mahogany covered photo album. It is carved with the word 'Grandkids'.

I meant to ask her the story behind the easter bunny. I hushed myself and decided to wait. I didn't want to spoil one of the most beautiful memories unfolding before my eyes. A moment in time I wish I can freeze.

There, besides her easter bunny, she sat. Holding my son in her arms and cuddling him so tenderly. The room was filled, not just with easter eggs and bunnies. But with overflowing love.

Mine to her. Hers to mine. Ours to him.


Jean @ Penny Lane said...

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Karen said...

What a wonderful story to go with the painting. I host a writing blog and we're having a contest about this very thing - posting a picture and telling a story.

You did a good job painting a lot of warmth and love in your post.

Have fun at the party!

Write From Karen

Nnairda's said...

Very sweet painting!

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What a lovely story! And the painting is lovely too!

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All I can say is "Wow". I'm in love with the colors and the vibrancy in your artwork! I agree with Audra Marie: you paint beautiful pictures with your words as well as your brush!

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Natalie said...

Such a lovely post!

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The Random Muse said...

that's very nice

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