fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

new painting

I just finished this new painting recently....and I adore it.   It isn't every day I finish a painting these days....and not everyday I absolutely fall in love with it.

It is from the sacred coffee ceremony in Hosanna, Ethiopia during our journey to adopt Tessa.  On this day, we went to met Tessa's angel, Amarech.  In fact, our entire group traveled to Hosanna  to meet a birth family representative/member....which I really don't have the words for right now, it wouldn't do it justice.   I can say it was entirely beautiful, sacred and one of the most important, emotional days of my life.  To see the post on Hossana go to:     This is Big Love   from our journey to ET in Feb/March 2010.  That says it all.

I knew the moment I took the photograph that I wanted to paint the moment.  That doesn't happen everyday.  I love how it came together and hope Tessa will treasure it in the years to come....

Not sure what its name is yet.   "Coffee Ceremony" seems far to mundane, not special enough.  Maybe I will go back and read my post to see what its name is....perhaps its name is "sacred".


Rachel said...

Oh my god, Jennifer. It's just beautiful. Tessa will treasure it all the days of her life.

Cindy said...

That is just beautiful.
Thanks so much for the encouraging post. I think I am in need of all the encouragement I can get..ha. We are so excited and we know it will be an amazing experience. I think we just need to get there first : )
My husband was actually hired by the Army so we will be really close to an Air Force base and we will be granted access to all their stores and such. Should help thing a lot.

The Lost Planetista said...

WOW! Beautiful. I love your rich colors. What size is it?
And the sacredness of the moment comes through. There's a quietness to the painting that is just lovely.

fiddlehead said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful words! I love how you described its "quietness"....that is the perfect descriptor for how I feel about it.

The painting is 18 x 24 on "yes" canvas. Now I just need to think about the framing...and of course find the perfect place for it to be showcased!

Jane said...

Unbelievable! Can I commision a piece? Are you selling any in your studio? j dot frederick@ charter dot net

foreverisamoment said...

Oh my. I have so much reading to do on your blog!! Yay!! And where is Monroe, perhaps a future playdate is in order.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Whew.

Janae said...

You are amazingly talented, Jenny. I'm sure it's hard to find the time to do so but, KEEP PAINTING!!!

PS: I will be in Chicago a LOT this Spring-- teaching a class at Northwestern -- so let's FINALLY get together!!!


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