"Lil Love's Fairy Mermaid"
On Saturday night Lil Love and I were doing our nightly quality time. We usually play doctor, blocks, and make art before her bath & bed time. While we were playing, Lil Love asked me if I could make her a "Pretty fairy mermaid." Now this isn't just any fairy, she made her requests known. Her fairy mermaid had to have glitter, dark pink, and fishies. She was ever so polite when she asked me. She said "Please Nina" How do ya say no to such a sweet request? I couldn't.
I started working on the fairy mermaid that night. I stopped by my local art store before work on Sunday, and picked up a few needed items. I stumbled across a few things for Lil Love's picture as well. I went to work on her portrait last night after work, and by 3am I was finished. I even added an envelope on the back of the portrait so I can write a special note for Lil Love.
A part of me was worried if I did this piece justice. I mean after all this wasn't just any art work, it was for my Lil Love. When I revealed her "Fairy Mermaid" to her she was excited. Feeling thrilled as she looked it over. Pointing out each fish, the dark pink of the mermaids tail. She was happy her name was spelled out in glitter letters. She kept repeating "I like it, I like it" Made my heart feel good for making her happy. Doesn't take much to bring a smile to her face, But when ya the one who makes it light up it's extra special.
I plan on writting the special note tonight to add to her portrait. I'd like her to know what the saying "So many...new sights...new sounds...so many different things." means. I want her to know as a two year old she is an extremely bright child. How much I love her, and all the times we've created art together brought me such joy. A letter she can have to remember our time together.