Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lotus Moon Illustration and an update on the finch chicks

Lotus Moon
Commissioned Illustration
Corel Painter
Here is one of my latest commissions and also an update on the little finch chicks that I mentioned in one of my earlier blogs. Sadly, one of the chicks died a few days after my last entry. Then on the weekend, my Mum rang me in tears because her beloved cat had died suddenly, and since it has only been a couple of years since Dad died, her two cats were her constant comfort. Mum lives over 1000kms away, and my heart ached for her, so I jumped on a plane to pop up and give her a hug and some cheer, and left behind strict instructions with all the family on how to take care of the finch chicks. Sunday morning I rang the family to see how all was going, and they vehemently reassured me that they had followed my instructions to a 'T', but unfortunately the two remaining chicks died on Saturday night. I was so sad - they had reached the stage where they were covered in feathers apart from their head and they would sit up and chirp every time I walked past their little cage, but in the end it just wasn't meant to be! :(

9 comments:

Wendy Mould said...

Your picture is great, nice job. That is too bad that the finch died but I guess that is really hard to keep such young chicks alive. I am amazed that you kept them alive for so long.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much for your lovely words Wendy. I thought the finches would survive, but not to be - at least we gave it a go :)

Mona said...

so sorry about the little finches Karen. You were amazing for trying so hard to save them!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Mona for your lovely words - wasn't it a shame, but that's nature isn't it :)

Alyssa B said...

Awwww poor things, your mum and the finches.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you for your lovely words Alyssa - I guess that is the sad fact of life :)

DEB said...

So much sadness.....I really hope the rest of the holiday season is cheery for you Karen! Your illustration is beautiful, and I love all the repetition in the folds....It must have felt like singing while you were painting it. That's the best way I can describe it when I get into a rhythm on my paintings.

Maggie Mei Lewis said...

Beautiful art, with a great meaning behind it!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Deb and Maggie Mei for your very thoughtful comments. You wouldn't believe how many hours this illustration took to do and so it is very reassuring to know you like it!!! :)