"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, November 28, 2011

Deer in the Backyard and a Thank You Gift

I am so thrilled to be surrounded by wildlife in my new home. So far I have seen several coyote, a blue fox, red tailed hawks and smaller hawks, bunnies, magpies and now, tonight, a family of deer! Wow - this is heaven to me!

And I received such a delighful surprise in the mail today. Blaire Brown, the young daughter of my artist friend Gina Brown http://ginabrownart.blogspot.com/ painted a picture of a horse for me - it is so creative and so charming - we both share a love of horses and the one she painted for me is so special.

I love the pink sky streaked with silver, the bright red halter and, of coure, the violet butterfly sitting on the white muzzle! I think we have an artistic genius in the making! Thank you, Blaire - you have touched my heart!


  1. Susan, we are indeed so fortunate to be surrounded by wild-life. And Blair's horse is adorable - lOVE the butterfly on the nose!

  2. Susan- Have always been such a fan of your work. It is beautiful and always creative. Just saw on Gina's blog about the horse painting exchange- what a sweet thing and one that has touched us all and will be treasured by you both forever. Ya did good:)

  3. Thank you, Kathy. Gina shared with me how much Blaire liked my horse paintings so it felt really good to give her something she will enjoy. And as a surprise thank you I received her adorable painting - made just for me! How wonderful is that!


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