Friday, January 13, 2012

House of 2 Hearts

Sometimes, miracles come out in the making, unbeknownst to me. I simply listen, and make art. When I touch a heart, then I feel I've given of my gift in the best possible way I can. A special commissioned painting turned out just so, and the person who received the best gift of all? Me!

The couple has been married for over 50 years, and she wanted to present her husband with a special gift on their anniversary, a painting of their beloved home near the Coronado coast. It just so happened to be the day after Christmas, and, most unfortunately, painting was at the bottom of my holiday to-do list after all that sewing and needle felting my busy fingers had been creating for months leading up to Christmas.

Weary as I was, I couldn't let her down. My painting was worked on frantically as Christmas approached. The text had to be something special, and so I presented her with several fitting choices, throwing one last possibility in at the end. I loved it, but not sure if they would.

House of 2 Hearts. She absolutely loved the sentiment. I delivered the finished painting the day after Christmas, on their anniversary. They were the cutest couple I'd ever seen as they held hands and lovingly gazed at the painting. Her husband turned to me (we had only just met), and gave me a great big bear hug.

It was the sweetest, most heartfelt gift I'd received in a very long time.

Art just doesn't get any better than that. Thank you Mr and Mrs P! I hope Greg and I are as happy and joyful on our 54th wedding anniversary. You two truly live in a House of 2 Hearts :o)

xx, Val


Kathleen Maunder said...

That's a sweet story Val. :)

Marfa said...

It is a beautiful painting...are there words on it, too? Happy 50th anniversary to the couple!

Terrie said...

Truely a beautiful painting. Well done. Congrats to the couple.

Valerie said...

Thank you, ladies! Yes, Marfa, the painting actually says House of 2 Hearts on it. I will look to see if I have a close up, and add it to the post. I always love your feed back :o)
x, Val

505whimsygirl said...

How sweet is this?!? What a great story of love and friendship. You are one talented lady!


505whimsygirl said...

What a sweet story of love and friendship. The painting looks so precious. The sentiment is lovely.


PS I spy a cockatiel on the post below -- need to go read!!!