Life has been a bit heavy lately. I lost my cousin, a childhood friend since February and I’m reminded of all the other people I lost in 2015.

Another friend of mine was about to become a grandmother for the first time. Unfortunately the baby girl has heart complications and will not be long for this world. I’m not sure if it’s happened yet but my heart goes out to her family for the pain that is sure to follow.

This friend is a lovely person whom I worked with when I first moved to Australia. I was struggling with homesickness and finding my place here and she always made me smile.

She asked me to paint something to commemorate the life of this little baby girl, she mentioned butterfly wings.

With loss on my own mind as well I came up with the idea for this painting and I’m happy with how it turned out. I would love to paint it again maybe with a different variation.

I’m going to save this painting for my friend but will make variations (custom copies with different colored backgrounds) available in my Etsy store. Sometimes artwork, much like music, can help us through hard times. Let’s see what the other creative Etsy crafters have been up to this month. Let the creativity heal and flow.

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2 thoughts on “Makers Monthly: March

  1. Hi looking forward to seeing everyone's makes. As you can see I've been busy making this month. Thank You !

    Posted on March 7, 2016 at 12:59 pm
  2. Great work Claire! Thanks for joining. <3

    Posted on March 8, 2016 at 12:18 am