Passions of an Odd Chick

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This One's For You

A couple of odd chicks for sure. Admittedly, I've been doing some strange art lately, even for an Odd Chick. I think it's the Halloween season. Or the political debates. It could be my daughter. Yeah, let's blame her. She loves Day of the Dead stuff, and I think about her a lot when I paint. And when I do, I paint the wildest things. Now, you talkin about an odd chick - this crazy girl - well, she's been strangely wonderful since the day she got here. She's always loved over-the-top stuff like fashion and shoes and wild things. She even married a wild thing (i really love my son-in-law but he ain't normal) and lives happily ever after with two wacky, wonderful boys. The little one may show us all what it means to be ODD. Anyway, she just turned 29. (Happy Birthday) I wanted to do a sappy piece about how much she has inspired me and brought me joy and delight and a sense of play in my life. I wanted to say that she is the most beautiful thing I ever look at, the most intriguing woman of my time, and the biggest energy force that ever stepped on this planet. She's compassionate and sensitive, yet stubborn and strong-willed and determined. She's been wounded but she is a wounded healer for the people she comes in contact with. I can't believe she came from me, really, - I may never make the beautiful piece of art I dream about but I already count her as my masterpiece...... that God painted for me. But, I won't get sappy...........not today.


A couple of odd chicks for sure.

8 comments:

Heather said...

Aw, how sweet! This painting is beautiful! Really has that festive feel of the day of the dead. Great work!~

Deborah Ross said...

Wow, you and your daughter are both beautiful. I know exactly how you feel about her because it's the same way I feel about my wonderful daughter. She has made me so proud and never disappointed me. We are so lucky, huh?

Teri C said...

Scary Halloween people but very interesting.

You and your daughter are beautiful!

Margaret Ann said...

absolutely beautiful...inside and out...You can just tell from the joy in your eyes! Fabulous photo! Beautiful words! :)

Kimmie said...

What a beautiful photo of you both! One of my chicks had her birthday too - she's only 11 - we have much to look forward to! .... I had to scoot past the skeleton people .... I was glad to happen upon your sweet portrait :)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Ah, I knew that was a Day of the Dead painting even before I read this. I love it.

And I love the photo of you and your daughter. You are both lovely.

linda said...

Your daughter and you are both lovely. It's a beautiful photo!

redchair said...

Hi proud Momma,
Your daughter is absolutely stunning and looks exactly like her absolutely stunning mother.
Vikki