This is a painting that Madeleine made last year in art class and it is, arguably, one of the most joy-filled paintings on the planet. That might be a mother talking, but I am the mother of girls as well as of the artist (who was a "young girl" when the piece was made) and it makes all of the mothers-in-me happy. Maddy never liked it much and is quick to point out errors, but I easily overlook them -- pushed right out of the way by all the JOY! The piece was painted on the back (rough) side of a masonite panel, and it is even more astounding to learn that the assignment was to apply the paint with anything other than a brush.
The painting has been hangin' out at the coffee shop for the past year and I was sad to learn last week that it had been sold. When I learned that it had been purchased by a teacher to hang in her Milwaukee classroom, the sadness was -- again -- pushed right out of the way (mostly) by all the JOY! The mothers-in-me are happy.