Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hand in Hand

It's easy to imagine a fairy tale...

Once upon a time two little princesses in shining white dresses went down the path behind their castle. The birds were singing, and the squirrels and rabbits scampered about as they stepped into the forest. They were planning to collect a basket of berries and flowers - a surprise for the queen's birthday...

You make up the rest - just as long as they all live happily ever after.

This painting has had the honor of being  featured in several Etsy treasuries (collections of art and vintage items) I love one called Everything and Everyone Has a Story because the title is a phrase I try always to remember. Visit a sweet little treasury called My Happy Little Garden or one that celebrated best friends called Best Friends Are Flowers of the Heart. Then visit Looking Out My Back Door.  It's a collection of beautiful and tranquil art pieces.  Another favorite is Hand in Hand by the same name. Together is a Great Place to Be and Just the Two of Us celebrates a special bond between friends.  Childhood Dreaming, Let's Go Picnic! and  Serene Summer  Dreams are three others.    Happy Birthday Mama reminds us to appreciate time with loved ones. Click  Arkansas Artists  to enjoy the treasury celebrating artists from my state. Or, click Friends for a collection to make you smile.  It was also a part of a sweet treasury that went along with my "fairy tale" idea.  Visit Fairies Sprites and Garden Delights or  How to Love Life  for fanciful collections or Once Upon a Time to see images that will remind you of many fairy tales or Whimsical Woodland Memories or Within the Forest Dream that will take you into the dreamy forest. And, Journey... will remind you to enjoy the trip.   Another really precious one is called Life is Beautiful... Memories.  Enjoy a valentine treasury called Love Is in the Air and another collection of love called ... Makes the World Go Round.  There's one more that features the deep rich color of the background.  It's called Get'n Me Some Green. And finally, My Favorite Things has these little ones representing the "girls in white dresses" from everybody's favorite Sound of Music song.

The original hangs on their grandmother's wall, but giclees are available for purchase.
8"x 8"
12" x 12"
8" x  8" print


  1. I love your paintings! They are beautiful!

  2. This pretty much sums it up. This is beautiful and I know I have photos with my girls all dressed up in their sweet little dresses. My oldest is blond, and the next one in line has brown hair. This pulls at my heartstrings! Thank you for participating in "In the Moment".

  3. I'm going to try to write a poem about this painting and my memories of my two oldest girls who are now young teenagers. Keep an eye out for it in the next week. That is if I can do one I like well enough. :)

  4. Hi there! I just clicked on over from "In the Moment" - I am glad I did. Your work is lovely! This painting is definitely the stuff of fairy tales. See you again soon!

  5. hand in hand is pure beauty!!
    thank you for sharing your heart
    peace & smiles:)
    cj oversoul.etsy.com