Day 9 of 30 in 30- Gaynes Homestead

Day 9 – This painting was  a gift for my cousin in Atlanta.  She has been very good to me over the years, and I adore her.  She flew up immediately when my Mom passed, and got us through the first few days of shock, for which I am eternally grateful.  She also gives wonderful gifts at Christmas, and I was at a loss this year as to what to send to her.  Then I remembered how she enjoys my art. So what could be better than a portrait of your home?  I enlisted her sister and her hubby’s help (Thank you Curtis and Leslie!)  and they took pics of her home so I would have a reference.  Lucky for me, it snowed there, which is not a normal occurence in Atlanta!

My cousin, her hubby, and 5 boys are avid athletes, and basketball is their favorite sport.  So I added a basketball and hoop to show their love of the sport.  Lastly I added the moose that my Dad made for her a few years ago.  She had seen a post I posted about how my Dad had made some moose for the ones he loved.  And I got a message… Where is my moose? So my Dad got to work on one for her.  She is proud of her moose from Moosup and tells everyone about her uncle that made it for her.  He has become a landmark in her neighborhood, as how often do you see a moose in Atlanta?

If you  look close at the moose’s shadow, you will see a heart.  A symbol of the love I have for her and her family.  If you scroll down past the painting you will see a photo of me and my cousin in our younger days.  I have such fond memories of her throughout my childhood, and wish we lived closer.  Love you more cousin!

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My cousin and I at my birthday party,  and years later with my Daughter in Newport, RI.



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