Thursday, May 13, 2010

Long weekend is almost here!!

I don't know about you but if you are "cottagers" like our family, you have a count-down going until the first trip to the cottage each year. Well, it looks like we will be going up for the first time this coming long weekend and I'm sooo excited!! My kids have the cottage life "in their blood" too, and have been squealing with delight knowing that we are going very very soon. They have even started packing and keep asking "how many more sleeps 'til we are at the cottage?" They crack me up!!
To honour this first exciting trip of the season I have posted a favorite cottage portrait of mine that I did for my cousin. This illustration was a memorial piece I did for him as his father had just recently passed away from a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. The Muskoka chairs in the illustration symbolize the good times and quite moments they shared hanging out on the deck together at the cottage. I chose to put a favorite personal item on each chair too, knowing my cousin would really appreciate the reference.  My uncle loved his well-worn Tilley hat, so I put that special hat resting on one chair, and resting against the other, I placed my cousins favorite baritone Saxophone. He was really touched by the piece and I'm glad to know that it brings back a flood of warm memories whenever he looks at it. :)


sketched out said...

Really beautiful! What a wonderful thing to do for your cousin.

Love your blog and your very unique and adorable work! Wanted to also thank you for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment.

Bella Sinclair said...

Ohhh, beautiful piece. The personal touches really make it special.

I don't have a cottage, but your excitement is contagious! And I LOVE your new header, by the way. They are freakin' adorable in their cute little boots! Amazing job!

Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

Linda, and Bella thanks sooo much for the feed-back and the kind responses- it really means a LOT coming from two such fabulous illustrators- made my day!! :)
You both are part of my morning "art blog browsing fix" with my cup of tea each morning. Heehee

charles said...

suzzane i get all the posts that lower i value all it that do is a pleasure read you every day


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