This is a design for a Grandmother's 4 year old Granddaughter. She will be getting this for a Christmas present~~I LOVE people who plan AHEAD...I am taking note and MIGHT try that myself one day...(let's not hold our breath too long for THAT to happen!)
The customer didn't really know WHAT she wanted, but gave me an idea and it was pretty easy from there on. I have this WONDERFUL surface that my friend, Mindy, cut for me at the Woodshop in WV (the link is on the right side of the blog under my Favorite Places). The surface is 10 x 11 inches and I ABSOLUTELY love this design, so it is often the FIRST thing I think of When someone wants a sign that isn't too big!
I used a stencil by Laurie Spletz, to add some subtle details in the background. I used Moon yellow to make it lighter, but not TOO BUSY and distracting. The stencil has little hearts in it and I thought that was very appropriate.
This is headed to a little girl in Georgia, from her Gramma in Florida...I PRAY this will be a meaningful reminder of JUST how MUCH she is loved and that she will be blessed to have a WONDERFULLY creative life FILLED with Faith, Hope and JOY...
I am honored that I was asked to do this and I hope they KNOW that every brush stroke was done in LOVE and with Pride...Blessings to YOU...~charlotte♥