THIS IS A SPECIAL SWAN... PAINTED BY LINDA IVIE
BY GLORIA FAYE BROWN BATES/ aka GRANNY GEE
I was driving to Wake Forest when my cellphone rang. I answered it and it was my cousin, Linda, who lives in Oregon. She called to tell me that she'd painted me a swan. I had admired the beautiful swan she painted not so long ago... remember? I put it here on my blog, it was so pretty. I love the special colors she used.
She won't be able to mail it for some time... she painted it in oils... they need plenty of time to truly dry. I already have the special place picked out for its new home. :)))
I'm going to make something special for Linda... I've been thinking about it for a while. She asked me for a hint. :))) I told her that it had to do with 'hats'... because I knew she loved hats. The second hint has to do with a time when we were little girls and the impression she made on me... when she drew a girl that was prettier than mine! I was so impressed. She's forgotten this... all through the years I never forgot it.
I wanted to share the special swan painting here. I'm so excited about it. Not only excited... I'm honored that she painted something 'just for me'. I know how much time, thought goes into such... when I do artwork for someone... that means they are special to me. I was thinking that my cousin, Linda... might think I'm 'special'! :)))
Linda, thank-you from my heart for painting something so special for me. I treasure it and it hasn't arrived in North Carolina, yet. It means the world to me.