The Girl With The Butterfly Pin
This is a 5″x7″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are.5″ and are painted red.
It is available HERE.
Inspired by a pin by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Imogen had her last day of grade one on Tuesday. It was bitter sweet. As a surprise, Chris and I both went to meet her at the bus so we could walk home together, just the three of us ( Scarlett was at the park with Aunty Emma and Don).
It is rare that Chris and I do anything alone with Imogen, so it was nice. We bought her a freezie from the corner store and she talked non stop all the way home. She was sad about finishing grade one and not having Mr. Stawn as a teacher anymore but she was also happy that it was summer holidays and maybe even a little excited about the idea of going into grade two in September.
It was a hot day, she looked a little war torn and beautiful all at once. Her daddy held one hand and I held the other and I can tell you now, I will remember that walk home for the rest of my life because I had decided to be in the moment and by doing so, I made it a moment. I took off the blinders I feel I have been wearing the last little while. I stopped thinking about work, the house cleaning and money and I just let myself experience my little girl’s big day. I tried to remember what it felt like to be finishing grade one and to be seven and I am so very grateful I did. I felt that I too accomplished something great, stopping long enough to not only smell the roses but to be grateful for them as well. And boy, do I ever have a lot of blooming roses to be grateful for!