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Kindred Spirits

I can distinctly remember sneaking in reading my beloved copy of Anne of Green Gables during my math class in 6th grade. My best friend and I would also pass notes to eachother about the terribleness of our teacher's unfortunate outfit choices. Oh, thank goodness I was never caught!

I was always an 'Anne Girl' though....usually lost in my own world or a book, having lots of drama with my friends, and the comfort and thrill of having a very best friend with whom to share your triumphs and mortification of those awkward growing up years.

No literary friendship is stronger in that sense than Anne and her 'bosom friend' Diana, and their friendship. They were the best of kindred spirits, and LM Montgomery's novels were always a celebration of the joy of finding 'kindred spirits' in the world, something I love about blogging. So many kindred spirits to find!

This painting is now available in my etsy shop. I'm thinking it'll probably make a good print too. Go HERE to see the listing....


  1. Oh Heather! This is such a beautiful painting! :) It not only captures the spirit of the book's characters but also the sense of friendship, too. :)

  2. Wonderful painting I still love Annes stories.

  3. Anne of green gables has to be my all time favourite book, out of a very hard to choose huge collection of books :)

    I love the way you painted Anne and Diana, their hair is wonderful!!

  4. Your art is so special--it always has a story.

  5. Oh my gosh I love it Heather. Pure charming xoox Clarice

  6. Lovely picture. MY DIL is a big LMM fan and just visited PEI and went to the Green Gables House. She loved it:)

  7. Mary Ann,
    what a dream trip for your DIL! I'd love to go to PEI. it just seems amazing and picturesque at every turn :)

  8. is it a book or something? i think i need to check it out!

    btw nice painting i love the details of their dresses x



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