Saturday, September 18, 2010

Acrocats

Every Easter since my twin sons were one, I've painted each of them a wooden egg to commemorate a special interest or event in their lives that year.

I painted these the year they first went to the circus. They were fascinated by the trapeze artists. They were also obsessed with Siamese cats at the time, hence the acrocats.

Acrylic on wooden eggs.
(Apologies for the blurry photo.)

14 comments:

Dora said...

Beautiful!!

Linda Hensley said...

What a lovely idea! Beautiful.

Chibi Janine said...

The painting a egg for your children is a wonderful idea. These eggs are beautiful

spindelmaker said...

Wow, these are incredible! Beautiful work, and a very fascinating story. How wonderful for your sons to have such a creative mother making them such special gifts!

June said...

These beautiful keepsakes, painted with love, will evoke memories for your sons to share with further generations. What a lovely timeless gift.
Thank you for sharing them on Illustration friday :o)

k.h.whitaker said...

these are so beautiful!

studio lolo said...

Please adopt me ;)

These are wonderful as is the meaning and reason behind them.

Julie Hammond said...

These are incredible. I'd love to see a picture of all your eggs. That will be some collection when they are older.

Juan said...

Wonderful work Leah!!

Brooke Boynton said...

Really lovely!!

Elizabeth Parsons said...

what a wonderful gift for your children! really nice!

J. E. Morris said...

What a wonderful idea. Your sons are so lucky!

Fourborne said...

What a work of art!

Sherry Rogers said...

I am not sure it would work out financially for you. . .but man you could definitely sell these kind of things if you wanted. They are gorgeous!