Friday, April 17, 2009

Donation piece, need your thoughts on finishing it!

I was asked to donate something to a local event and painted this girl up last night. She's inspired by both Paulette Insall and Kelly Rae Roberts. I'd like to put a phrase or even a single word or two but am struggling with what!

My ex-father in law passed away yesterday and I wanted to thank you all for your kind words when I mentioned how ill he was a few days ago. I'm so glad he didn't have to suffer too terribly long. He will be missed. I was thinking about this while painting this angel and the words that keep coming to me are 'remembrance' or 'you are not forgotten' or something along these lines.

Any suggestions?
Thank you all! I went with Micki's suggestion for this one! I love all the suggestions!!


Hayley Egan said...

I think her expression says it all.

Micki said...

The painting is beautiful, i'm sorry to hear of your loss.

Some ideas for words/phrases you could use:

Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.

Silent thoughts, sweet memories.

A precious life, a beautiful memory.


Micki x

Silke said...

She is beautiful and so introspective! The words that come to my mind are "remember love" or "forever remembered" or "heart memories." I am sure the perfect words will come to you!! Sending you and your boys good thoughts! Silke

Vania said...

Your little angel painting is beautiful - I am sorry for your loss, my condolances, he sounds like he was a lovely man and very supportive of you. May he rest easily now. Regards, Val

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Oh, I LOVE all the suggestions!!! I really, REALLY DO!!
Thank you for taking the time to help me here♥♥

Michelle said...

Always in my heart?

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Darla,
I saw the painting before I read the story! It looked to me as if she has "lost" someone special to her.
First of all, I want to tell you how sorry I am for the loss of him.
It is difficult yes, but remember.. you will meet again.
Hence, my thought of title..
"We will meet again",
" Alone for awhile",
"Time Heals",
(you could add a little clock)
"Heaven waits"
"Highway to heaven"
"Captured by your memories"
Hope this helps you ..
Hugs, Darlene xo

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Thanks Darlene! Those are fabulous too! WOW! I'm putting them in the vault for later use :)

If I were keeping this for myself, I'd definitely go with the ones that pertain to my feelings while painting it,(sense of loss ) but since it's a piece to be donated and bid on, I've decided to pick Micki's suggestion:
'Silent thoughts, sweet memories.'

I'm hoping someone will see the piece and it will remind them to take the time to think and cherish their memories, whatever they may be. Thank you ALL!! I ♥ you!