My father-in-law is ailing and may not have much longer to live. I stopped traveling overseas long ago, so I haven't seen him in twenty years-- but I try to communicate regularly by email and etegami. When I asked him if there was anything I could draw for him, he told me about the "bursting-heart" plant that ornamented the fall of the eastern United States. "It's an unbelievable sight this time of year," he told me, "Let me assure you it is impossible to exaggerate the purple of the seed pod or the orange of the attached seeds." So I searched the internet for photos and made an attempt to express this plant-- with its flaming color and lovely nickname-- in the context of etegami. I know it falls way short of the picture he has in his mind, but I was glad to have this chance to share something with him.
Euonymus americanus is a species of flowering plant in the family Celastraceae. Common names include strawberry bush, American strawberry bush, bursting-heart, and hearts-bustin’-with-love. (Wikipedia)
Debbie, I know it as "hearts are bustin'" or "hearts are bustin' with love." You have definitely done it justice here, these are both very beautiful, each in its own way, and I appreciate the sentiments attached to them, as well!ReplyDelete
How sweet, Debbie. I'm sorry to hear about your father-in-law, but know he will love these. Unfortunately I've never seen these plants, or at least the beautiful seeds, even though I have lived throughout its growing area.ReplyDelete
Such sweet quotes. So much from the heart. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Aw, lovely Debbie. Sorry to hear he is failing and it is so hard when you are far away. You're with him in spirit.ReplyDelete
It comes from the heart.ReplyDelete
Saying prayers for your Father-in-Law and for all your family...Beautiful quotes, beautiful drawing....I will be on the East Coast next month...and if I see any *Bursting Hearts*, I promise to photograph them and send them to you. As Therese said, *It comes from the Heart*... ♥ReplyDelete
The quotes are so good, and the images so beautiful. What a heartfelt and wonderful gift for your father in law. xReplyDelete
sorry to hear about your father in law, I'm sure he'll love your etegamiReplyDelete
I'm sorry he is failing. It surely must be hard to be so far away. The art is healing to his heart & soul, especially with those perfect messages. (This is a side note-- but every one of the Scripture-based etegami print cards I recently got on Redbubble have been sent out... They were perfect thank you cards for all the sympathy cards I've been getting... Bless you & your art!!)ReplyDelete
Prayers for your family.
Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Must be so hard for all of you.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful gesture, this etegami-set for him !