Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kindness is the Essence of Greatness

Two of my favorite roles in life are Mother and Artist and I love it when the two roles overlap. I had a great time using my art to create a Back to School Banquet for my family. 
I had previously sewn the fabric banners, bouquet of fabric flowers, and the table runner, Going along with that color scheme I pulled out my paints and added a few more things.

I painted an 11"x14" watercolor painting with a quote from Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin. This quote is from his talk "The Virtue of Kindess" from LDS General Conference in April 2005. "Kindness is the Essence of Greatness" is our family's theme for this school year, and the painting will be hung in our home as a reminder of the importance of kindness.
I made this little cake topper out of watercolor paper and wooden skewers, then painted the reminder to "be kind".
 Watercolor name cards
We had a fancy dinner together and my husband gave a sweet message to the girls about looking outward and being kind at school, at work, with our friends, and in our home. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

You are so Loved

 I painted this little 8"x10" watercolor for my daughters' room as a little reminder of love.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

New Hampshire Riverbend

 This watercolor painting was a commission for a good friend who is moving from New Hampshire this month. Her home in New Hampshire is right next to this river and she wanted a painting to remind her of the beautiful river than her children played in so often. 
 These are the pictures we used as reference. We used the photo on the left, but lowered the water level a bit, so it included the rocks that are pictured on the right.