"Heimlich Blue Vase"
10 x 10, oil
Okay, did that painting get your attention, or did the title?? I'm seriously not going to title this painting that... but did want to share a story why I half-way considered doing so. I was at my sister's house today. I took my daughter and her friend there to swim, and I painted in my sis's sunroom overlooking the pool. (Lovely day) I painted one small painting to warm up, then I asked my sister if she had a pitcher that I could use for a still life painting. She brought me this blue one. I said, "How lovely! Where did you get that??" And here's her reply, (and the reason for the temporary silly title), "Oh, this was a gift from the parents of the little boy that I saved." I sat there with my mouth gaped open. Wide. She went on to tell me that the boy was in a wheelchair and he was blind. He got choked on a piece of bread and my sister saw it. She unstrapped him out of the wheelchair and did the Heimlich Maneuver on him and dislodged the bread from his throat. I started laughing. She asked me, "What's so funny?" I said, "You're amazing. You gave a kidney to a boy you just met, you're a published Christian author, you were on a gameshow to win money for a charity, and NOW I found out you also saved a little boy's life." Pretty cool big sis, huh? I'm wondering what else she hasn't shared with me.