Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pearls of Affection or Terms of Endearment?

"Happiness held is the pearl; happiness shared is the flower." 
      And I have a deep affection for both  ~Laura Leede

Roses And Pearls (untitled), Watercolour, Ink and Acrylic Painting
By Laura Leeder, March 2016  
Image Size: 8.5 x 12.75 inches

This painting is finished and I couldn't be happier with it!  I haven't decided on the title for this one yet, but I'm leaning towards either Pearls Of Affection or Terms of Endearment.  Do You Have A Preference?

Pearl jewelry has long been a favorite of mine and this is such a fun way to include them in my paintings.  Watch for more paintings in this series throughout the coming months. 

Did You Know? 
Pearls symbolize wisdom acquired through experience. They are believed to attract wealth and luck as well as offer protection. Known for their calming effect, pearls can balance one's karma, strengthen relationships, and keep children safe. The pearl is also said to symbolize the purity, generosity, integrity, and loyalty of its wearer.  I like that!

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Thank's for stopping by, your comment's are always welcome
Creatively Yours, Laura Leeder    


Catharina Engberg said...

Pearls of affection. I like that name the best.
Lovely name and painting!

Laura Leeder said...

Thank You Catharina, your feedback is appreciated!

Deborah Nolan said...

Oh Laura your painting is gorgeous. I love both titles but Pearls of Affection is my pick. Hope you have a super day. Hugs!

Celia Blanco said...

Either title suites it, the pearls are a beautiful backdrop for the roses. Love hearing the meaning of pearls, I should wear mine more often!

Laura Leeder said...

Thanks so much Deborah! I think Pearls of Affection is the winner.

Laura Leeder said...

Thanks Celia! Oh yes, wear your pearls!

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Laura Leeder said...

Dear Elizabeth Merchant, thanks so much for the valuable information and links you gave me in the comment you left on my blog. (I'm thanking you here, as there was no return email address) I have been reading through all the information and site links you sent me. I appreciate it!!

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