Wednesday, December 2, 2009

ILYS

This is a Christmas card I just completed for my mother inspired by a story she had written a few years back. It is a beautiful story about Christmas and what it really means. Not loosing hope. I did another painting of this story two years ago called, "THE BELLS WILL SOUND" Anyway, I hope you like it and the story. I posted a little portion of mother's story below.

This original was done with sepia watercolors and gesso on Arches 140lb hot press paper. It measures 5 x 7 inches.

"After what seemed like forever, she looked for a place to rest. There was a clearing below; however, not having ever ventured this far from Gogalea, she was afraid to be in the open, so she searched further and soon found a grove of cranberry trees – a perfect sanctuary and sure to be a source of nourishment for her journey. Hungry, tired and feeling very much alone, Ilys went from branch to branch among the cranberry trees, looking for just the right berry ripe enough to eat. Frost covered cranberries were the tastiest and being very good at berry-picking, she soon found the best one, then flew to a nearby moss covered rock to enjoy her breakfast. She thought filling her stomach would take away the deep sadness she felt, however, it only made her feel worse." ~S.B.

9 comments:

Christel Hutson said...

wonderful story, and very sweet card! I love it.

Bearly Sane said...

Beautiful art and lovely story to go with it...I love stopping by to visit here.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Lavender said...

Lovely work and story....hugs

yaamas said...

Hello Christel, Sandi and Lavender,

Thank you so much for your sweet words. I am so glad you like little ILYS.

Deeply inspired,

James

Anonymous said...

Love that ILYS! and photo of dear Nadine, please send her our love! JS

Charli Armstrong said...

So lovely...

Anonymous said...

You have warmed a "Nonna's" heart with this dear little fairy! I have always known that she is enchanted! what a wonderful gift you have in those hands and heart!

Nonna

yaamas said...

Thank you JS, Charli and Nonna. You are all so sweet.

~James

Anna said...

thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a lovely comment.
did you read the post about your artwork too?
gr. Anna

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