Wednesday, September 12, 2007

the best gift ever


Ok, so maybe you haven't heard of Etsy nor dared delve into the wonderful world of the handmade item . . . then again, maybe you have. One thing is certain, my dear twin sister has. That's where she found the unique Aunty Cookie (www.auntycookie.com) and her lovely inked art. And while all her characters have bunny ears, (or whatever those are, I haven't quite figured it out yet,) and interesting noses, and very widely spaced eyes . . . there is something cute and strangely appealing about her art. Realism is highly overated anyway, don't you think? My favorite piece of art by Aunty Cookie? You guessed it, the one pictured above. And why? Well, it's my family, you see. There's my hubby, the boat builder, and below him is my stepdaughter who is the most ambitious teenager I've met and will soon become the world's best hairdresser, and my baby son who's favorite passtime at the moment is spitting his food at me, and me. I actually cried (ok, sobbed) when I opened this today, and not only because of the picture, but what it represents. So thanks to my most thoughtful twin sister who makes me feel like I'm right there by my family, despite being 10,000 miles away.

7 comments:

jomama said...

i just love you so much. so much.

Cindy said...

Way Cute!!!! I love the color in the girls dresses! Awesome gift!

D'Arcy said...

Happy Birthday to Both of you! I know you don't know me much, traveltwin, but I feel as if I know you and that we would be amazing friends!

I love this art, how did you get it personalized jo?

What an awesome gift!!

traveltwin said...

thanks, d'arcy. i remember you, and jo talks about you (and your amazing travels) often, so i feel like i know you too. i probably should stop using the name "traveltwin" considering all the places you've been--i pale in comparison!

jomama said...

d'arcy,
there is an artist on etsy called aunty cookie. she does these personalized portraits. all you have to do is send her an email (or an etsy conversation, are you familiar with etsy at all?) telling her about the person or familly. then she whips up these amazing portraits and sends it to them. i was so pleased with what she came up with. i sent her pics of nene and her fam, but i don't think that's necessary.

D'Arcy said...

I looked at it! I want one for myself. I love her art, and your interpretation of the "bunny ears" janene! I also love how many cool things you girls introduce me to! I've been listening to Andrew too!

I just got back from New York and turning 30! I'll let you know all about it on my blog tomorrow!

jomama said...

yea! can't wait to hear all about it, d'arcy!