Today has been a really heavy day. It’s a necessary evil when your family starts talking about wills or death, though I know it’s better to be prepared than not. Still, it makes for a reality check including thoughts of our own mortality or a life without those we hold dear. To be honest, I cannot stop the tears from streaming down my face as I type this. It’s so heavy on my heart.
So that led me to create some silly art. When life gets difficult, sometimes I come out with some darker art pieces and sometimes I need lighthearted silliness. Today was one of those lighthearted silliness kinds of days! Enter “Disco Penguins”:
I suppose it doesn’t matter what I’m doing, as long as I’m creating. Painting in particular has always been a passion of mine, so anytime I can create something – anything – I’m on top of the world!
This little penguin couple has it all….humor, love, fantasy, and happiness…all on a Christmas ornament! I wanted to create a Christmas ornament for a couple. Maybe to commemorate a first Christmas, a special anniversary, or for a new couple in general. I thought of penguins and how cute those little guys are so I used them as the feature in this painting.
Here’s the finished piece:
The really wonderful thing is I’ve already sold one, so it would seem someone else thought these little fellas were pretty special also. And, that absolutely makes it all worth it. 🙂 She asked for personalization on the back of “Our First Married Christmas” and the date of their wedding. How special it is to me to be a part of a keepsake for such a wonderful time in someone’s life. Did I mention that I LOVE what I do?? Cause I do and it makes me feel as though I’m doing something right in life!
I have them listed here in my etsy shop if you’d like to check them out. They make me smile every time I look at them!