The Brightest Gems – Mom's Notepad Collection
If you follow me on social media (or receive my newsletter), you may be familiar with the story behind this collection of original watercolor paintings on tinted notepad pages.
This Kestrel is accompanied by a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:
'Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.'
My mom was a collector. Shells, rocks, quotes & sayings… to name a few. In her ‘office’ she had little pieces of paper pinned and taped all over — each with a little quote or reminder of how to live, how to love, how to be. As I was going through some of my Mom’s things last month, I came across this really cool notepad with quotes at the bottom of each page. My first thought was that I wanted to draw on each page. A bird of course.
Turns out that my sister gifted our mom that notepad and in turn, gifted it to me. I coated the pages with a watercolor ground and painted , painted, painted. I LOVE the loosey-washy-sketchy feel. It's like having an original page from one of my art books.
These 8.5"x11" original paintings are ready to be framed and grace your wall.
All originals will be wrapped with care and shipped in rigid packaging.