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Spread the Love

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

Sometimes a kind gesture seems to go unnoticed, but makes a positive ripple in someone’s life. Today, I celebrate two fabulous women who do kind things every day. They both happen to be my aunts. I think aunts and grandmas are like moms only without the baggage. Unless they raised the child, they are free to just spread love.

My Aunt Ruth is in her 90’s. She is the older sister to my mother. She took the time to send me a card that someone had given her with an alligator on the front.

Card from Aunt Ruth

That simple gesture validated me as an artist.

It was double nice because Ruth is an amazing photographer and artist.

Aunt Ruth
This is Ruth when she was a photographer in Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Aunt, Grace, lives an hour away. She came to my Gator Girl Launch Party and gave me a lamp that she bought at a garage sale. She thought it would be fun to paint. And it was.

Lamp
Lamp after painting

It says, “This lamp offers no promise of enlightenment. It is only a lamp.”

I painted the shade with acrylic Mars Black. I love that black. I strung some glass Mardi Gras Beads on the shade. I love the beads, but maybe not on the shade.

I painted the words on the base, then went around them with a black paint pen to make the letters crisp.

I gave it to my husband for his bed side table. I thought the red would be good Feng Shui.

Aunt Grace
Aunt Grace and me at Gator Girl Art Launch Party. Isn't she cute!

Grace has 5 adult grandchildren and she still took the time for me.

Update on my art:

Mardi Gras Muse
80% complete

I have painted and re-painted.

From experience, I think the paintings that take a while end up being closer to my heart. I am starting to like this one.

The music is “Mardi Gras Mambo”. There are small words about Mardi Gras woven through her hair.

Maggie 2 years
Maggie last year.

 

 

I started painting people from photographs for fun. I like them a little edgy, not like their photos exactly. I bordered this painting with dragonflies, because Maggie is in the dragonfly class this year. And a little crown for my princess.

Raffi one year old
Raffi at one.

 

 

 

Raffi looks so different now that he is 2. Such a little baby face here.

Incognito
Katy in progress, maybe done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Katy’s Facebook picture. My husband, David, doesn’t like it because she has sunglasses on. I think she would appreciate being incognito.

All of the people paintings are about        10 x 10 inches.

I was totally long-winded today. Thank you for letting me share.

Until next time,

All my love,

Gator Girl

Author:

I paint to heal the world. If I fall short of that, I would like to make you smile. Gator Girl

4 thoughts on “Spread the Love

  1. Thank YOU, Nancy. I continue to be inspired, and think of you most times I create or view magazines on-line like “Clooth, Paper, Scissors”.

  2. Hi Nancy, your comments about Grandma Ruth are sweet. I am going to print this out and give to her. I am permanently in Phoenix now. Arrived a few weeks ago. I am still coming to visit! count on it! you seem to be having a ball! Talk to you soon.
    Love, Lisa

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