Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Forever Your's ~ A Commissioned Teacup Painting

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for."  ~Tim Bodett

"Forever Your's" Watercolour Teacup Painting by Laura Leeder, 2016 SOLD 

This pretty and delicate teacup painting was done as a commission for a wedding gift for this summer past.  The client's only request was that I include a daisy in the teacup painting, as this is one of the brides favorite flowers.
White daisies symbolize innocence, purity, happiness, new beginnings and true love.  (An ideal flower to include in a wedding bouquet.)  The teacup pattern is inspired by one in a friend's collection and while it is not an exact match it is similar to the original including the pink ribbon.  When I inquired of the color of the bridesmaid dresses and learned that were pink, I knew I had chosen the perfect teacup!  
The ribbon woven through the flowers on the teacup symbolizes "bringing together" or "tying the knot" as in marriage.  The lace cloth was also chosen for it's circular  "daisy like" pattern.  Forever Your's is a celebration of happiness!
Said the other, little daisy, "I am very well content
To live simply in the meadow where the sun and rain are sent;
Where the bees all gather sweetness, and the dew falls on my head,
And the radiance of the moonlight is all around me shed.
"The grass and clover blossoms admire my beauty all day long,
As I listen to the music of a bird's delightful song..."
- Gertrude Tooley Buckingham
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Pat said...

Gorgeous painting.

Mellowood Gallery said...

a lovely and fitting painting Laura - lucky bride!

Alice Saltiel-Marshall said...

Lovely painting.
Fabulous symbolism. Love that your intuition over choosing the tea cup was bang on!

Christiane Kingsley said...

What a wonderful wedding gift! This is beautiful, Laura.

Deborah Nolan said...

Dear Laura what a romantic and lovely piece. You do an awesome job with those lace cloths. Hope you have a great week. Hugs!

Win Dinn said...

Such a beautiful painting, Laura. I'm with Alice on your intuition! Well done.

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