Tuesday, July 5, 2011

On Her Walls.

“Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso

A couple weeks ago, I received a box in the mail, one I knew was coming and knew would be incredible, I just didn't realize HOW incredible it actually would be. My lifelong best friend Tiffany is a naturally brilliant artist living in San Francisco and told me awhile ago she was going to make something to put in the baby's room. To say I was excited about this is an understatement.

I remember as kids, sitting at Tiffany's mom's glass top coffee table and drawing together, making up characters for stories and watching as Tiffany always aced each detail of every character with such natural ability. I'd eventually give up on what I was drawing and simply try to copy her drawings. And now 20 years later, even in her beautifully matured work, I can still point out details only I could recognize of the artist I knew as a kid.

This piece is a very personal reflection of her and I. The ice cream, Paris, stripes, the giraffe, and as she wrote in the card that came in the package "And Audrey Hepburn + us makes the piece complete".

The next piece of artwork in her nursery comes from another brilliant woman in my life. It's really an honor to now be officially related to such a gifted painter and I thank my brother often for marrying someone so incredible like Kim. She's just moved back to the US (you've heard me mention them often, they lived abroad in Malaysia for 3 years) and while she was away, her understanding of watercolour truly flourished. Yet another understatement.

What an incredible ability she has too for showing those around her how she loves them, just have a look at the outstanding detail and time she put into this piece for the baby's nursery.
This photograph does it absolutely no justice whatsoever. You have to see it in person. Each animal has a backstory, each brush stroke, I'm totally in awe.

I can't wait for the days when I'm holding baby girl in my arms and get to stand in front of these pieces of artwork created in her honor and not only talk to her about what a gift art is, but also what a gift these women who love her so much truly are.

And later on, we can all have a painting lesson, yes?

1 comment:

E said...

Oh...my...gosh! Breathtakingly beautiful!!!