This post, today, is about the painting I bought for my mother. She’s been having a rough go of it lately - actually, a really rough go of it and I'm hopeful this piece of art will put a smile on her face.
I’m thinking of giving it to her early - then, of course, I’ll be back to needing two gifts! (one must always have a little something to open on “the big day”)
As I mentioned, briefly, in my last post - I went to an art exhibit and purchased some art.
Here is what I bought. I am very happy with it.
Note the way the art is wrapped around the canvas sides - stunning. (Size 8x10")
Baukje is from the Netherlands and arrived in Canada at the young age of eight. After spending her youth in Northern BC, Baukje headed to the Lower Mainland to attend university and never looked back.
Married, and with two adorable children who are now in school full-time, Baukje decided, last September, to revisit a passion she had first enjoyed during her high school years - painting.
Her mother is an artist, also passionate about painting, but as Baukje tells it, her mother likes to say, “She just dabbles in art” - Baukje grew up watching her mother create beautiful works of art.
As so many artists know, life gets in the way; once Baukje’s kids were in school she felt there was a little time in her busy week to take a morning off and devote it to painting lessons.
A year later, and many classes under her belt, Baukje participated in her first art exhibit where I bought one of her many stunning pieces.
At present, Baukje does not have a website showing her wonderful talent; when one is set up I will be sure to add it to my list of Noteworthy Art Sites, as her art is indeed noteworthy.
I know my mom will love this lone poppy; its petals wide open, some having fallen with the wind; vibrant and still full of life, bending to the changing of the seasons. I hope it inspires my mother to keep fighting the good fight and not let these last couple of weeks “pull her last few petals off”.
Mom loves poppies - and I love my mom.
As flowers and plants go, what calls to you? Do you have a favourite too?