Birthday Art

I started the tradition – a challenge really – to create a painting for each of my family members’ birthdays. The challenge continues, as the birthdays keep coming.

What to paint for my daughter-in-law, who has already claimed many of my art pieces? I wanted something personal and meaningful, so I decided to tackle an image from her wedding celebration.

For my son-in-law, who is house proud, I decided the best gift I could give him is a painting of their home (featured).

Next up, our soon to be three-year-old. I’m thinking of maybe a series of paintings of her favourite toys? Any other ideas? Has to be pink, because, quote: “Pink is my life.”

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

22 thoughts on “Birthday Art

  1. “Pink is my life” made me burst out laughing–oh gosh, too cute!! On a more serious note, I LOVE your art, V.J., sincerely, truly love it; and I can’t think of a more wonderful gift to look forward to each b’day ❀ If you want to catch-up, I'll be 67 in late Sept πŸ™‚ You could cover my walls (Joking)!

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  2. I love your paintings and the idea of giving them as gifts. I know my daughters (age 32 and 33) still think fondly of their favourite toys (stuffed animals mostly) and when they were little I drew/painted the covers of their favourite picture books (or an illustration from said book) on tee shirts for them. It would be fun if you could incorporate her delightful quote “Pink is my life” into the painting…

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  3. What an absolutely wonderful birthday tradition! Such a personal offering. Wow. Pink flowers? Pink name sign for her bedroom door? Pink painting with the words “Girl Power” or “Girls Can Do Anything” – πŸ™‚

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