Monday, May 3, 2010

on my desk monday

This is a violin I painted for a benefit for my niece Lily's violin school (she takes lessons there). They have students paint "retired" violins and auction them off at an event in May. Lily asked me to paint one...and how could I deny a request from my flower girl?

I did find the violin a bit challenging. It didn't come out exactly as I wanted, I couldn't really get any fine line work to stick. But I was happy that I got to paint my origami birds again(they are starting to become a little bit of an obsession, much like fish were a while ago, I think it is a sign of something):

as well as one of my favorite quotes:
(the woods would be silent if no bird sang except the best)


I thought that was fitting for a kids' music school, don't you think?

6 comments:

kmessner said...

This is just beautiful - quote and painting and all. Thanks for sharing it!

~Kate

Michelle said...

That is the quote that always keeps me going when I'm feeling down on my artistic abilities.

The violin looks great, and I'm sure your flower girl will be thrilled with what you've done!

Sarah said...

I love it!

Tarie said...

Beautiful, Grace!!!

Nina Crittenden said...

You are such a nice Auntie! Beautiful work!

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, Everyone!