Sunday, December 6, 2009

MMM: On the Wings of Love


"Special Delivery"
11 x 14 Canvas Panel

I was inspired by a decorative pillow that our daughter has in her room for this week's Mixed Media Monday prompt, "On The Wings of Love." With the hope of another adoption (constantly) on my mind, I was reminded of a letter that my Mother In-Law, a Minister, wrote to Kendra on the eve of her official adoption; almost one year to the date that she was born. Her sentiments seemed to fit perfectly with "Wings" and "Love" and the image of the Stork on Kendra's pillow:

"Today is a day to celebrate. It isn't your birthday. It is your Staying Home Party. After today, you get to stay for as long as you want with the Mommy and Daddy that you and God chose.
You see, even before you were born, more than anything, your soul wanted to be with this Mommy and Daddy. In order to do that you needed a body, so your Birth Mommy and Daddy loved you so much, they brought you into the world just so you could live your life with your Mommy and Daddy.
Now that you have a body, you are somebody special, not only to your Mommy and Daddy, but to your family and your friends, and before long, lots and lots of people will know you are somebody special because special some bodies always bless the world.
Have a happy Staying Home Party."
- Grams
(I know, right?) This piece was done with a scanned copy of the needlepoint pillow which was then collaged onto a painted background. I also added vintage pieces of music sheets, wallpaper and images from an ATC collection of art papers by memories in the making (from Somerset's online shoppe). It was finished with touches of colored pencil, glitter and Swarovski crystals. The feather trim was taken straight from from my (just decorated) holiday mantle. Guess I have to find another boa . . . To see more pieces on "Wings of Love", please check out http://www.mixedmediamonday.wordpress.com/.

18 comments:

Ozstuff said...

Your mother's letter to your daughter is so special. It brought tears to my eyes. What a treasure it will be for her to keep and pass on to her children.
I love your take on the wings of love theme. Your work is exquisite and perfect for the challenge.

Diana Evans said...

oh my ...how sweet and wonderful....that is the most wonderful letter ever....I love this piece Kristin!!! you are such an amazing Mom and you are going to get another baby!!!

Hugssssssssss
Diana

Sandy said...

OMG this is delightful.
Absolutely wonderful. Love them.

Diane said...

A beautiful piece of art, done with love! What a perfect interpretation of the theme! Diane

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous

johanna said...

oh, what a great interpretation on the theme!!

Rosie said...

What a lovely piece, Kristin! I found your mother's letter so touching, too. I do hope you get lucky soon and that the baby who needs your love, finds you. xoxoxo

WrightStuff said...

What a lovely story, so very moving and wonderfully appropriate for this theme.

LiveArt said...

What a lovely story, and a lovely piece!! Wish you the best of luck on your next adoption!!

Linda

Martina2801 said...

This is incredible, Kristin! I love everything about it.

Alberta said...

I am actually weeping over the beauty of the story and the beauty of your creation. How lucky you are to have such a loving family!

Lorraine said...

good luck with your second adoption like your whimsical piece

Silvia said...

Really a wonderful interpretation.

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

This is wonderful.
What a very lovely storie.

Marleen said...

Kristin this is fantastic, so lovely but also very creative, I love it!!

Heather Robinson said...

What a beautiful post and an inspired idea to fit the theme this week. Lovely indeed.

Nicola said...

Hi Kristin

What a lovely lovely piece, with so much meaning behind it. Thank you for sharing that letter with us too, Your work is always so uplifting!!!
Sorry I didn't answer your question sooner about that blog award I've just been a bit busy with the lead up to Christmas this week. You can pass it on if you want to and with regard to the 7 things about yourself feel free to share if you have time but I know it's a very busy time of the year. I just wanted to pass that award onto you because your work has been very inspiring to me and your comments on mine have been so supportive so thank you again :0) xo

Julia said...

So lovely and original! Love it!