Back when I was still hand painting note cards, my best friend Caroline gifted a set of five to her Gran. i can't remember if it was for her birthday, or Mother's Day, or just because, but that detail doesn't really matter anyway. What does matter was how much Gran loved them- so much so that she treated them like fine china; putting them in a special place to only use for the most special occasions. (She only had five, so she had to make them count!) From then on, Gran knew me as "the girl who paints the notecards." When I finally got to meet Gran at Caroline's wedding, she was just as warm and spunky as I had imagined she would be. And sure enough- despite it being years since she'd received Caroline's gift- she knew exactly who I was and excitedly told me how much she loved the cards I made.
This week Gran passed away at the age of 96 and in celebration of her life I thought I would share the painting that her great granddaughter (and namesake) inspired. I'd like to think Gran would especially enjoy all of the hot pink.