With 2020 knocking on our door, it's hard not to get excited about starting a brand new year in a brand new decade. But before all the goals and resolutions become part of what lies ahead, I want to reflect back on the wonderful year that was...2019.
Not only was 2019 a remarkable year for me as a professional artist, but I experienced a truly amazing year of planning and celebrating the wedding of my beautiful daughter, Megan. Like most mothers and daughters, we had many "lively discussions" about so many things from the venue location to the dessert table. But, it was precious time spent together and inevitably, made us closer than ever.
Fast forward to the wedding venue, on a warm sunny day in August, a beautiful historic barn located in Montoursville, PA, near the college where Megan and her husband met. It was without a doubt the best day ever! Family and friends from far and wide travelled to that tiny section of the world to share in their special day and it was a joyous celebration. We enjoyed breakfast with everyone the next morning and just like that, it became a wonderful memory as we all headed back home.
Sometimes, when we travel, things get left behind. It happens to all of us. This, I can attest, has happened with Megan on more than one occasion during our travels together and especially when she travelled back and forth from college. But, there was one BIG thing she left behind during this trip...her wedding bouquet. She's not quite sure where or how it disappeared, but, she left without it none the less. Although she had the best time celebrating and simply lost track of where she placed it, I know how much it meant to her.
So, as an artist, and a mom, I could not think of a better way to help her preserve that moment in time than through a painting. An arrangement of flowers that meant so much to her, transformed into a painting that brought me such joy to paint...with memories abound.
"Megan's Bouquet" 12 x 12, pastel