Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mouse Love

Thinking of Valentine's Day reminded me of a cute Messenger of Love that my parents used through the years to deliver their messages of love to each other. We never had real mice at my home growing up, but through the years there were many mice on cards and notes, and little mice figurines in the house. Since Dad passed away in 2001, I've taken over for him and I periodically find a special mouse to give my mom. She has even given me a few. I'm quite fond of the "Charming Tails" figurines that often feature mice, and I decided that one would be a good model for my page. The only problem was that I couldn't remember which Valentine Mice that Mom has... (and I didn't have any pictures of her mice). So, I searched the internet for a Charming Tails mouse to use as a model for my sketch. This Cheese guy looked so cute that not only did I sketch and paint him.... but I also ordered one to give Mom for Valentine's Day. Just a little surprise.... I had for her this year.

10 comments:

Joanne said...

What a cute little mouse, weighed down with all that love. And I like that tradition of the love messenger throughout the years. Whenever you've seen a mouse, you knew goodness followed with happy thoughts :)

lori vliegen said...

this is the sweetest little valentine i've ever seen, claire! and the story behind it makes my heart smile!! xox

Kathy A. Johnson said...

How darling! I'm sure your mom will love her present.

Margaret said...

How sweet. You did a fantastic job!

chrissy said...

oh claire...i love this little mousey valentine friend. i bet your mom was thrilled. thank you also for sharing your green heart story with me. how wonderful. i think you are super SWEET.
xo
c

Jolene said...

Really nice..

winna said...

Very touching to read and excellent work for your MOm!

Jacqueline said...

Oh I love your mouse story! Cute painting too. Hope you had a nice February.

Lisa Holtzman said...

Aw Claire, this is SO wonderful and adorable. I love your art!!!

Krista Meister said...

What a sweet sentiment! My sister and I had mice figurines when we were little - I still have one.