"Be Young Again"
5 x 7, oil on linenI love the days when I would take my two little boys and baby girl out to the big oak tree for a picnic. We'd eat ham sandwiches, or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and drink lemonade. We'd go barefoot and play the listening game. I tell them to be really quiet and then they would tell me all the different sounds they heard. Bees, birds, horses, wind, distant cars, dogs. I would feel young again while playing with them. This is a painting of my daughter, now ten years old, on our quilt reading. I wanted to capture that peaceful feeling of being young again.