Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Apple of My Eye

The Apple of My Eye
6 X 6
Palette knife
Oil on hardboard

This is a little apple that I picked Sunday while over at my husband’s folks for Sunday dinner. Sunday dinners began while we were dating in high school after the death of my husband’s grandparents. The torch was then passed to his Mom. In those days the family was not that big. We could all gather around one table for dinner. Now, it takes three tables to fit us all in with kids, grand-kids and great-grand-kids. On average there are about 25 for dinner now - double that at the Holidays. Those Sunday dinners and the fellowship afterwards have meant a lot to our family over the years and has helped cement us together during some really tough times. I am very thankful to my in-laws for their devotion to family.

“Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.” - Psalm 17:8 NKJV

Here is how it might look framed

Sail Away
On another note.  I sold a commission painting this weekend.  The painting was based on a drawing the buyer's husband had done while they were dating.  She was very happy with how it came out.  After 18 months of hard work and dedication, I feel like the wheels of my art business are slowly starting to turn.  It is a great feeling!


  1. Not just a beautiful painting but alot of meaning and love behind it!

  2. I like the apple and all it symbolizes for you: sharing, family, memories ... Bravo!

  3. Congratulations on the commission sale, Karla! I love the apple; reminds me of candied apples. I love the story of your family dinners and your verse is extra special too.


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