Monday, January 04, 2010


This picture is hanging in our kitchen. It's a painting, oil on canvas, made by Serina 5 years.
I love the way children can and will express themselves when not interrupted by adults. I very carefully asked about the contents of the artwork. a huge red flower, a house, two suns and white stars.
There art artistic minor flowers as well and a lonely window standing on the lawn with yellow sun shining through it. Needless to say that picture has brightened my days for seventeen sunny years.

Here we go! It's Ruby Tuesday again!


maryt/theteach said...

Felisol, That painting is wonderful and I'm glad you've had it to admire for so many years. I'm glad you liked the German food I posted for RT! :)

Annie Jeffries said...

This so tugs at the heart strings, Elise. This is just the best Ruby Tuesday offering.

EG CameraGirl said...

A child who sees her artwork hung in the kitchen for 17 years knows she is loved. Serina is a lucky daughter...and YOU are a fortunate parent.

Ralph said...

The art of the artist is of their thoughts and feelings. They express them, yet it would seem that young Serina, like all child artists is not so cluttered as the mind of adults who 'know' much more. The expressive rubies here are beautiful, from the expressiveness of a creative child. Superb!

Marites said...

i love the colors! your kid has a good eye and it's really nice that it's still hanging on your wall after all these years. happy new year!!

Leora said...

So expressive! Nice to see the beautiful artwork and bright colors.

ellen b said...

Oh I too really love children's art work!
How sweet that you can cherish this art work!

Carletta said...

More priceless than a Picasso or Rembrandt!
A lovely post!

Unknown said...

what a heart-warming gesture---your daughter must be very pleased to see her painting hanging on the wall.

Jim said...

That's a nice picture to have hanging in your kitchen, Felisol. Serina is a talented young lady.

Happy RT! I'm in this week too!

The Cunning Runt said...

Wonderful! I hope Serina is still painting!

Ivon said...

Awesome! I think it is neat that way you encourage Serina by keeping her painting and framing and hanging it. Thank you for sharing.

Robin said...

Perfect. Simply perfect.

Amrita said...

Precious art work and when you look at it you can picture little Serina at 5 yrs. What joy for a mother.

Kim, USA said...

Wow for 17 think that it keeps you warm and sunny that is a treasure to keep.

RRT:Macopa fruit

Patti said...

Serina's creativity shines through this vibrant painting. I love it. How nice that you have been able to enjoy it in your kitchen for all these years.

She must have been proud when you hung it on the wall.

Like Cunning Runt said, I hope your daughter is still painting and creating.

Happy New Year to you and yours, Felisol. ;-)

Dianne said...

it is a beautiful work of art!

Stephanie V said...

Fabulous artwork to see every day. Now that's the hit of color I need!

Unknown said...

What a great painting, and how wonderful that you've kept it so long!

Marice said...

wow thats lovely :) she got talent! thanks for sharing Felisol!

u may view mine here

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Poppy Cottage said...

I love it! Happy Ruby Tuesday!!

Kris said...

Wooow, that is awesomely pretty! I don't think I ever did anything that cool as a kid. Kudos to her! (Or him? But I was guessing it was Serina?)

Anyway: I love all the things you post, all the pictures and what you tell from your life. I haven't commentd in a while, but I read it all. :) Just so you know.

Oh, and a VERY belated happy birthday! Looks like you had great fun!

storyteller said...

What a bold colorful painting! I love art created by children. Thanks for sharing. Sorry to be visiting so late. Life has gotten away from me this week it seems.
Hugs and blessings,

Terry said...

dear felisol..i have been thinking of this artist's picture since i looked at it a few hours ago.
felisol, you must tell the princess how much it has helped me.
when i was in grade seven[twelve years old] and we were to paint a picture in art class, i tried my best, but i was certainly no artist!
the next day in class, i thought my heart would burst with joy as miss korlack got the students attention and said, "class just take a look at this picture."
felisol it was MY picture she was holding up high for everyone to see and i thought that she was very pleased with it, but the next thing she said nearly broke my heart, "a grade two student would have done better!"
and the kids laughed.
well felisol, if serina was only five when she created this marvellous piece of art, well i am thinking that maybe that drawing by a "seven" year old couldn't have been that bad, eh?
serina's painting has been like a salve to my heart!
who would have known that this lovely, colourful painting would of been filling an old lady's heart with such joy?
serina is just like her mom!! a real encourager!
love terry

Crown of Beauty said...

What a lovely piece of art. I must say it is a masterpiece, having been done by a five year old, and having been preserved all these years.

What gives value to a work of art is not the work itself, but I believe that meaning and the sentiments that it embodies.

Thank you for sharing this.

I arrived safely in cool and lovely Chiangmai, Thailand last night. My friend Ut says that is is -41 in Norway.

Keep warm, dear friend. Keep warm!


Trish said...

Wow! What talent Serina had as a 5 year old! The colors are amazing.
Thank you for your prayers and kind words Felisol.