“The Message” This is a special watercolor painting for me. The man in the painting is my late husband, Richard. This is the story. 5 years after his passing, I had decided to do some remodeling on my side yard to accommodate all my new irises plus some veggies. I had 1 special iris that I had purchased prior to his death.I bought it for it’s name “LLama Mama”. It was our dream to build a ranch and raise Alpacas.Needless to say it did not happen.Anyhow, this poor iris suffered through numerous moves and extreme conditions. It never bloomed! Once I had the the new raised beds put in, I moved this iris to it’s new home in front of my kitchen window. That year, it was the first iris to bloom and it has bloomed every year since! I believe in my heart that he was sending me a message that he approved of my decision and that he was still watching over me. He is my guardian angel who will always have a special place in my heart. Enjoy! Note: I felt so happy doing this painting.

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watercolor, iris, man, messages, irises, floral, inspirational

I am returning to my roots after years of working in the corporate world. I have been working with watercolors for the past 4 years after too many years away from my paints. I hated watercolors when I was in school but love them now. I guess I had no patience in my youth. Ha. Currently residing in Northern California, USA. Enjoy!

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  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 2 years ago

    Brought a tear to my eye reading this! What a beautiful tribute :)

  • Thank You Diane. Didn’t mean to make you cry. Actually it was very enjoyable for me to do this. I have had it on my project list for awhile but the timing wasn’t right until now. I feel real good about it. So happy you liked it. Hope all is well with you lady!

    – Sherry Cummings

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORK AND MESSAGE OF LOVE SHERRY. A WORK TO BE TREASURED lIZ

  • Thanks Liz. This is one is special as you noted. It will be treasured by me always! Have a good one special lady!

    – Sherry Cummings

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 2 years ago

    What a moving story Sherry.
    These irises are gorgeous. He would be proud of you.x

  • Thank You Beatrice. I think he is, too.

    – Sherry Cummings

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    03-20-12
    CONGRATULATIONS

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  • Thanks Kira!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an honor!

    – Sherry Cummings

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 2 years ago

  • THANKS Beatrice!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an honor this is. Makes me happy.

    – Sherry Cummings

  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERover 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the honor Annette! I really appreciate your selection of my work. Take care lady!

    – Sherry Cummings

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago


    March 28th, 2012
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  • Mary you are so nice to feature this special piece of mine. Thanks so much!! I am so pleased that it was chosen.

    – Sherry Cummings

  • Kittycat10
    Kittycat10over 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL CREATION,CONGRATULACION ON YOUR FEATURE IN PAINTERS UNIVERSE!!!!

  • Thank you so much for the comment. So happy you liked it.

    – Sherry Cummings

  • Vrindavan Das
    Vrindavan Dasover 2 years ago

    Wonderful memory of your husband! Love the art and description to read!

  • Thanks so much for your kind comment. It was special to me and so happy you found it also. Take care!

    – Sherry Cummings

  • Miriam Morgan
    Miriam Morganover 2 years ago

    Congratulations Sherry!
    Your beautiful work is our Group’s AVATAR for the month of April 2012.

    Please visit our Congratulations Forum Topic created just for YOU!!!!

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    April 3, 2012

  • Miriam thank you so much for this honor. It really meant a lot to me to recognize this painting since it has a special place in my heart. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

    – Sherry Cummings

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