Acrylics on canvas
78 x 60 inch
I'm completely lost for words at the moment.... which is quite unusual for me!
Actually, words cannot even explain how much I absolutely love this painting. It's just ME. It's exactly what I wanted. It's better than I'd ever dreamed of.
Quite a long time ago, Tinniegirl and I had a conversation about the big boring expanse of white wall above my bed.
I have quite high ceilings for a modern built house, so I needed something that was going to make a statement. My only wish was that it contained pink and orange and had some sort of floral motif.
In the meantime, I'd completely forgotten all about it, but Tinniegirl was secretly working on it for my birthday.
She'd even been blogging about the different layers of the painting, and posting a little sneaky peek. The entire time, I just thought she was busily working away on paintings for her upcoming exhibition!
It wasn't until my birthday on Friday that I spotted a gift wrapped surprise...
So when I arrived at Cathy's house yesterday, this is what was waiting for me.
.....and when I unwrapped it...
....and to get an idea of the huge size of it...
I drive an SUV, and it took up the entire length of the car from the glove box to the back hatch with all the seats laying down to get it home.
I cannot wait to actually get it hung on the wall (hint hint little brother if you're reading this)!
Liesl also came over for the afternoon with a lovely pressie of fabric in pink and orange tones, which will make beautiful new pillowcases for my bed. Thankyou so much Liesl.
Oh and course, there was birthday cake.... a delicious chocolate cake baked by Cathy and Ms L (from this months Delicious Magazine), filled with an extremely yummy chocolate cream cheese filling (which I desperately need to get the recipe for).
I had such a wonderful day, and I've had such an amazing birthday weekend, well actually, I started celebrating last Tuesday, so I actually made the celebration last for nearly a week.
It's times like this when I love the fact that I have such wonderful family and friends, who make such an effort to make my birthday special.
Until next year.....