Friday, April 03, 2009

Nothing but hearts...

With my almost five-year-old niece Avery back in the hospital, recovering from complications following her most recent open-heart surgeries to repair a congenital defect, it shouldn't be surprising that hearts (or more specifically, her heart) are just about all I can think of these days, so for the foreseeable future, that is what I am painting. This painting includes a collaged calendar fragment of the month of April, which marks her birthday.


April Heart - 16 x 20, acrylic & mixed media collage on canvas.


April Heart - detail

Today, among the many, many things for which I am eternally grateful, are all of you who continue to send your thoughts, prayers and positive energy to my niece. I cannot begin to tell you how much it means to me and my family, not to mention how much it helps Avery. I believe it makes all the difference. Thank you.

7 comments:

Saucy Chick Sherry said...

Your painting is beautiful. Hopefully you are helping to mend Avery's heart with your paint and prayers.
Happy Birthday to Avery!

Marilyn Rock said...

I love your painting Kerri. This is one of the things that our art offers us. The opportunity to express ourselves about our own feelings and our feelings for others. Happy Birthday Avery - all our hearts are with her.

julie king said...

the richness of the colors in this piece totally pull me in. what a beautiful and heartfelt piece of art!

fran p. said...

Kerri,
This new piece you have created is simply beautiful.... Avery's obsticles surely pulls at your heart strings. Wishing you and your family the hope that Spring brings and that all will be well for Avery very soon. The prayers continue . . .

Lorri said...

Kerri,
This is beautiful, peaceful and definately healing. Gorgeous! So sorry to read about beautiful Avery's struggles - I hope your heart is healing for you all xo

Cindy Dean said...

Beautiful piece Kerri! I love it. I love that it has so much meaning in it.... You know I think about you often...wishing you happiness and health..for you and your family.

Carolyn said...

Hi Kerri, Art heals and saves us all. I'm sure your niece is picking up your heartfelt vibrations. I will put her in my prayer journal.