Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mourning Dove

My daughter Zionah just turned 23 and I created this painting of her (for her) with a dove, as when she was a little girl we would call her mourning dove. She loved to coo like the doves we would hear in the early mornings on our farm in Tennessee. Each one of the six girls had an Indian name (inspired by 'Dances With Wolves').
I found this beautiful verse to write around the edge of the painting from the Song of Solomon..."How beautiful you are my darling~Your eyes are like doves...Arise My darling, My beautiful one, and come with Me...The winter is past, the rains are over and gone...flowers appear on the earth, the season of singing has come. The cooing of doves is heard in our land."
Birthday blessings my precious mourning dove...

12 comments:

Renee said...

Oh Abigail, I bet that she just adores it.

I have just put up a post that I think might be interesting to you especially because you have all of your lovely daughters.

Not a good post, but just so they know that breast cancer does not have to have a lump.

Love you sweet Abigail and the picture is amazing.

xoxoxo

kathymcelroy said...

Your art work is simply amazing. Whata priceless piece of work. You are the one that should be teaching.

Danielle Barlow said...

oh, that is breathtakingly beautiful! Your daughter must be so proud of it! ( and you!)

Joanne Huffman said...

What a beautiful and meaningful gift for your daughter - something to treasure forever, for the art and for the love that comes with it.

Joanne

Susan Tuttle said...

what a gorgeous, precious painting -- i can see the love for your daughter all over it.

so special:)

Janny said...

It's gorgeous, she must be happy wih it. They grow fast don't they;o(

Tammie Lee said...

Abigail,
This is so very lovely! And it looks so much like lady Xi!
kiss,
T

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Heather said...

This is so beautiful and the verse is amazing, how well it fits. I'm sure she loved it :)

jane said...

Hi Abigail. May I please have your permission to use the little profile picture on your blog to link to it from mine?

Cathy said...

What a gorgeous painting for your lucky daughter.
Happy Birthday to her!

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