There doesn't seem to be time for art this week. So, I thought I would share some sister stories with you. The first one is about a Sister family of cousins.
I met a newcomer to our little town last week. She saw my sister group prints from the original "Sisters' Reunion" painting at our local floral shop. Her sister family story was about five cousins and one of them, the second born, had already earned her crown in heaven.
And so my new friend wanted 4 prints of a group of five sisters to gift for Christmas. But she wanted the one with the crown to be the second from the end. We looked at the cropping possibilities and the grouping shown below was the only way to get the sister with the crown second from the end. It was the wrong end though.
We both agreed that we liked the crop of the five sisters that included the house even though the sister with the crown was on the end. I have this print hanging on my gallery wall here and as she was about to leave, my new friend commented that it was OK and noted that the four are standing together and the one with the crown was apart from the group. And I said, "yes, she is the first one, the first in line, the first one to earn her crown."
What I want to say is that it is absolutely an amazing feeling have a part in someones story. My fantasy story evolves and comes alive for me while I am painting. And then someone comes along and knows the real story.
My new friend came back yesterday to tell me how touched each of the cousins were to receive her gift. They each knew immediately who each of the sisters represented in their story.