~Custom Portrait~


     Good Morning!~
             I am very pleased to be able to share with you one of the secret projects I've been working on! This was a custom painting I was asked to create for a mother of two little girls who just received her college degree after lots of hard work and determination. 
             My little family knows quite well what it takes to achieve a college degree while also working and raising a family since my husband just received a bachelor's degree he needed for his job this past winter. It means lots of focus and lots of time devoted to studies when you'd rather be doing a thousand other things. I admire those that can pull it off!
            This particular graduate is a fellow Oklahoman and this painting is meant to capture a bit of our history (a little bird told me she was a lover of Oklahoma history!) and so I've got the little farm house in the distance and oil derricks in the far-off fields. The scene revolves around the sharing of a book (touching on the theme of learning and teaching as a mother) and since this particular little family raises chickens-- there is a basket of eggs and tiny little figures of chickens in the farm house yard.
        I hear it was a hit on graduation night, and it always makes me so happy to know that something I made has brought someone joy. Really, that's the point of all this--- creating connection and meaning. I was so happy to be part of such a special occasion in such a unique way!
    As time goes on and special dates are met and paintings delivered, I'll be able to share with you more of my custom work :) thanks so much to those of you who have asked me to make something special for you, or have chosen some of my art from my shop to create a memory for someone in your own life. That is amazing! I truly believe its the little things in life that make it beautiful~


~H

9 comments

  1. Heather,

    it is beyond lovely that you get to share your talent, and make people happy with your imagination and your painting.... So beyond wonderful.

    Such a charming piece for certain.

    I am loving catching up with you via your bloglette, it has been way too long.

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  2. This piece is truly a family heirloom! I love how you included so many personal details too. What a tremendous way to mark such a family milestone too. You do such beautiful work, Heather!

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  3. So so very beautiful dear Heather. and all the thoughts around it, so wonderful! really looking forward to mine..have you began yet ?...:)))
    Here I´m just come home from a date with some friends..some really vise friends that always teach me a lot of life. feeling really relaxed tonight..for the first time in a very long time..sooo wonderful feeling, freedom inside, and sending love to you...***

    ~Lycke

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  4. i love all of the little details that are personal to the models :)
    really lovely!
    have a super weekend heather...

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  5. How lovely, Heather! What a wonderful keepsake this will be for her. Happy Mother's Day weekend to you! :)

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  6. This is gorgeous! I was so looking forward to seeing some of the commissioned pieces you have been working on.

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  7. I love your creations. With your portraits you bring so much joy to people; what a wonderful thing

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  8. I can't say Thank You enough! I wake up everyday and smile when I see it. It's just beautiful. I'm a sentimental sucker, and you got me! Enjoy making people happy, you're good at it!

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  9. Hi Heather,
    I updated my blog post about my custom painting. I'm doing a radio show Sunday night, hopefully it will send people your way! XO Jammie
    http://wp.me/p24Ac3-1f

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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