As promised, two more new paintings!
"Starlight" is an acrylic painting on an 8" x 10" flat canvas panel, which has been embellished with stars punched out of glittery and metallic cardstock.
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Aja, who lived in a kingdom full of traditions and customs. One of these customs was, when a young man wanted to marry a young lady, he climbed, climbed, climbed way up into the skies, almost to Heaven itself, to retrieve a star to give to the girl's father, in exchange for her hand in marriage. There was no proposal or ring or even inquiring as to whether the girl wished to marry this particular fellow or even at all.
Aja always thought this tradition was, well, icky at best, but it never even occurred to her that something could be DONE about it, until her best friend Lane was told she was going to be the bride of some awful boy named Henry, who laughed like a mule, smelled like pepperoni (which is good for a pizza, but not a husband!) hogged the remote, and was rumored to kick puppies.
Aja went to the king and begged and pleaded with him to make a change and finally, finding her tiresome, he waved her away, telling her that if she could climb, climb, climb and bring him back a star, that he would institute a kingdomwide ruling that marriages would only occur if both parties truly desired the union. Of course, all the king's men (and the king's horses!) guffawed with laughter, because girls can't climb trees, much less high enough in the sky to retrieve a star.
Well...that's Aja in the painting, clutching the star...so I guess you know how that story ended. :)
"Little Miss Sunshine" is 12" x 16" and I cannot even begin to tell you how the scan of this painting doesn't do it justice. In person, when it catches the light, it's twinkling and shimmering and almost magical looking, thanks to the fine folks who invented metallic paint and ultrafine glitter!
She was originally supposed to be August's painting, but in the end, it just didn't feel right.
This idea popped into my head after I read what Kim from Regal Beads wrote about me on her blog. She said that I add sunshine to others' days and I have to tell you, that is probably one of the top five nicest things anyone's ever said about me. I mean, can you THINK of a better compliment? I can't. Thank you so much, Kim! You are TOO SWEET. And Kim? I'm waiting on a new shipment of mailers to come in, but after they do, I would LOVE to send you a free print of this one, if you'd like it, for inspiring this painting!
Talk to you all soon!