|"Princess Dandelion" watercolor on paper 10".5 x 14".5 in./ 27 x 36 cm.|
The Dandelion Vase
© Jennifer L. Holte
This vase may be quite tiny,
but its importance is monumental and grand!
For the love that went into each picked 'flower,'
was carefully chosen by your child's small hand.
How important these pesky 'flowers' become'
and how great they will make your day,
when your child comes running across your lawn'
'I picked these just for you,' they'll say!
No other flower can show your child's love,
than that of the dandelion in bloom!
For sometimes in the thicket of weeds,
God's love is revealed to you!
So each time you use this vase,
remember how great the reason!
For nothing can compare to the love of a child,
when the dandelions are in season!
Source: The Dandelion Vase, Children Poem http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/the-dandelion-vase#ixzz2St3qSprd
It is a painting of my youngest daughter, Luisa, when she was six. I wanted to capture the excitment, energy and wonder children have at this age. At the time, we were lucky to live next to a Nature Area. She and her sister were big explorers who loved to pick dandelions and buttercups. She was fond of wearing an old shiny blue skirt on her head which she dubbed her "blue long hair" which she complemented with a fancy dress with puffy sleeves. Wearing costumes all year at our house was "in"! Today she is close to finishing her first year of high school ... they grow up at the blink of an eye!
I wish you a Happy Mother's Day and a great weekend!
|WIP ... it helps sometimes to work the painting upside down too!|