I was thinking of my sister, Bonnie, who loves butterflies.
My sister Bonnie has a severe case of viral meningitis. She went into the hospital on 12/8/12 and didn't leave until 1/18/13. I was feeling a little down about her and her situation when I did these pages in my journal. Once I allowed myself to feel my feelings I decided to paint my way out of the doom and gloom. They say art heals, well I believe it does, too!
Needless to say, creatively I have been feeling like I'm in the ebb, again. I know it's natural to go there but it doesn't make it anymore comfortable.
On Wednesday, 1/16/13, I went to take care of my sister. She was being released from the hospital and I wanted to be there to help with her recovery. After a few days, she encouraged me to paint something for her. Which I did by standing at her kitchen counter and talking with her. These are the paintings I created.
Here's the greatest piece of all. One night I coaxed Bonnie into creating a piece of art. At first she was hesitant because she is not able to control her dominant hand. So this background was created by her painting with her left hand. It is truly a masterpiece!