One of the dear souls who I have been blessed to spend time with during "swan baby season" is Linda. She is an artist and children's book illustrator and a truly sweet sweet human being. I asked her to paint a portrait for me so that I would have something from her - a treasure and a tribute to all of the swans, their babies, and the moments that we have shared together. I gave her a photo of me when I was little and she used that as an inspiration along with my images of the cygnets. She said she wanted to capture my "childlike" love for the swans ...
And I believe she did! Thank you Linda! I love "A Lap Full of Love" so much! It is as beautiful as I knew it would be. I will cherish this forever.
I cannot wait until we hear the peep peep peeps together at the lake again.
I will be back in a few days after I finish a writing assignment - until then I hope you all are staying warm and well!
P.S. If you would like to work with Linda on a portrait for you, please email me and I will give you her contact info.