So a mysterious and huge package arrived to me today from FRANCE! I was stupified… France? Who on earth is sending me something from France?
When I opened it tears filled my eyes! Inside was the MOST AMAZING surprise ever!!! My favorite painting from Lalyblue (aka Laly Mille).. a fabulously sweet and talented mixed media artist I’ve met via an online creative group we are both in. It was not a card, not a print, but THE ACTUAL painting! Sneaky girl, she got in touch with my sister-in-law and they conspired secretly to get this to me!
The painting is called “A Mermaid’s Heart”, and reveals within the layers and details the story of her courageous and compassionate heart. I fell in love with it from the first day I saw it.. some 4 or 5 months ago in Laly’s Etsy shop, and have been drooling over it ever since. In fact, it was the very first thing I posted to this blog when I started it a few months ago! The writing comes from a song by my favorite musician, Tori Amos… making me double in-love with it. And up in the top right-hand corner is a real four-leaf clover, a signature symbol that she incorporates into all of her paintings. I’m glowing, and cannot wait to put it up right next to my bed and wake up to it each morning.
Thank you to Laly and to Valerie for this totally amazing Christmas surprise!!