One of the most special things to me is when I hold a handmade, original piece of artwork. A few days ago, I became the recipient of a most wonderful gift..from my dear friend, Ces.
A few years ago, when I started this blog, I was visited by a smart, smart, witty, and fun lady..and I was delighted to peek at her world, Cesandherdishes. I was overwhelmed with the intricacy of her fine black and white penwork, and after a few comments back and forth, I also discovered her love of dishes, which now make so much sense to me as I can say that her gorgeous oil paintings show great love of color, much like her dishes. I've often visited Ces and contemplated what to say in my comments, as her posts make me think. She is a critical thinker, and I am so grateful that Ces is there to keep asking the tough questions, and stating her mind, as well as granting us with views of her beautifully intricate works of art.
I am so honored to have this piece, Shirley's Ant Brigade, hanging in my home for all to see. My daughters, as well as my daughter's friends, my husband, and friends and family have all stopped to peer into the world she has drawn..for there is much to discover each time you view it. I love that about Ces' work. It is multifaceted..much like Ces is herself. I am so happy to call Ces my sisterfriend - for she has been truly that as we go along this journey here in blogland as well as life...painting, creating, and thinking. A heartfelt thanks to you Ces. Tsup!
Please visit Ces and her lovely, lovely post about this most wonderful piece.