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Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Inspiration

One of the blogs I follow is NKP Designs.  Natalie does beautiful ceramic beads but she apparently also does watercolors. I have never worked with watercolors. I always heard that is the hardest medium to work with. Also I am not a painter. But I saw a painting called Unity by Monica Stewart of four women of different nationalities and was really drawn to the colors and the four women. I have three beautiful daughters who inspire me to no end. I thought it would be great to have a similar painting but with my three girls and I instead of women of different nationalities. I ask a friend who was taking a class to do it for me but she was very intimidated by the idea. So I had a bunch of acrylics from different craft projects and decided I would attempt it myself. I really love the way it came out. I'm having prints made for each of my girls. The only reason I attempted this is because in the original painting the women don't really have facial features, just different coloring and costumes. I cannot paint faces. But my girls and I are all very different as far as coloring and hairstyles and such so it really worked out well.


  1. What an awesome job and what a special gift for them to treasure.

  2. Cindy, what a beautiful family you have! Your girls are beautiful! I love what you did with the painting!

  3. Glad you did it! The girls are true treasure and so is the painting! Wonderful gift!