Monday, June 22, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Tell a Story



What a marvelous theme for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge....Tell a Story. It seems to me that most of my art pieces are a snippet of a story whether it be one from my imagination or from my life and experiences as this one is. This is me as a little girl. I was photographed by the local newspaper because I was in a fashion show. I was being handed a flower by a fellow "model". He, unfortunately, is not present in this artwork. I wanted to capture how I was loved and adored as a child. I was the only grandchild on both sides for a number of years and my family doted on me. I was taught a love of nature by my grandfather who would take me out to his extensive garden and show me around. He also adored birds and had massive feeding and watering stations for them. We'd sit for hours watching and naming the various species that arrived.

12 comments:

Cathy said...

Heather, this is so beautiful! You were adorable. Wow! the colors!

lorhen82 said...

I know you have many wonderful memories, and this is such a sweet sample of them! ~Lori

Lori Saul said...

This is a wonderful example of beautiful imagery and words- lovely!

Buffy said...

You were such an adorable little girl.Love the outfit you were wearing with the shoes.The flowers are beautiful.

Laura Haviland said...

what a little cutie, I love this Heather.The colors blend so lovely, I love birds too.
Really special piece and memories.
You rock.

Debby said...

Gorgeous piece, Heather.
debby

Nan said...

Oh just beautiful...the colors are so perfect and I love the images you chose to tell the story!

Janny said...

Great story and work;o)

herminesplace said...

its gorgeous.

Anni's Art said...

This is really a beautiful piece,love your colors, and I liked what you wrote about your grandfather.

Yvonne van Kersen said...

it is very beautiful.

Lucy said...

Sweet artwork, Heather and wonderful memories conjured :)