Friday, February 01, 2008

Friday Flowers: Fairyland

Original water colour and ink painting by The Becka

My youngest daughter, The Becka, painted this whimsical picture for my birthday. She remembered the post I did last May called Friday Flowers: Fairy Bells and knew I was pining for spring. So she came up with this lovely fairy sitting in front of a Jack in the Pulpit. But you must notice that this fairy has a bit of an attitude. Becka called it "Boredom" just to purposely annoy me (in her own words) because she knows I always told our girls there is no such thing as boredom. In fact, if they ever said the "B" word, they were immediately engaged in some activity of my choosing, most likely a household chore. The fairy bears a striking resemblance to The Becka even though she strongly denies it is a self portrait.

I love my birthday present...

16 comments:

  1. Ruth, she's a very good artist! The Becka gave you a wonderful gift - a self portrait although she might deny it...

    I rarely heard about boredom in my home, either. There was always plenty of "household projects" I could assign to occupy Gina and her friends!

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  2. Hi Ruth,

    I'm glad you made it home safe and sound tonight!

    Your daughter IS a very good artist ... and original! What a neat and fun gift for your birthday.

    I have a friend named Pat whose favourite line is: "only boring people are bored!"

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  3. I'll bet you're really longing for spring tonight. What a storm! Here anyway.

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  4. how artistic and a wonderful painting for sure!

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  5. Becka is really talented and creative. I love the expression on the face of the fairy in the painting as she stares down that flower.-Could the flower represent her mom and the fairy be Becka trying to exert more independence? We need to know the true story behind this painting does seem to tell an interesting story.

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  6. Ruth,

    Your daughter is very talented. I love your present. It will be a treasure for years to come.

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  7. How neat! I can't wait until my girls are old enough to paint me some watercolors....

    I love the little "pout" on the fairy! Like Tinkerbell.

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  8. What a beautiful picture,I am sure you will treasure it. Your daughter is very talented.

    My 21 year old daughter says that the one time that she said "I'm bored." I said "only boring people can get bored". She never said it again.
    Beth

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  9. 'Fairy with attitude' looks like the whimsical personification of a tweenaged girl. Wonderful.

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  10. Thank you everyone (and mother, it is NOT a self portrait of me!).

    Larry, interesting thoughts. I had no representation in my mind while I was painting this piece, it was only a mental image in my brain. I thought it would be funny to put the expression on the fairy's face, just to bug B.S.S.

    However, I do leave my artwork open to interpretation. :)

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  11. oh my gosh... you use the same tactic as me! From my mother: "The only people who are bored are boring people."

    Beautiful painting!

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  12. What a lovely, beautiful gift!

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  13. What a great birthday present! OMG, just like my Mother. I can hear her say "if you don't find something to do, I'll find something for you!" And that usually meant work - blech!

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  14. I love it when someone is the 14th commenter on my blog (I'm not superstious - I just don't like 13).
    Any way; I'm happy to add my opinion that The Becka is one very talented young woman.

    Hapy Belated Birthday, Ruth :0)

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  15. I like the Becka's painting. I remember jack-in-the pulpits from my childhood in CT. The woods seemed full of fairies then, and all other kinds of sprites!

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  16. Thank you for your comments which have Becka has enjoyed as well.

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