April 22nd 2013

Tomorrow I'll be heading off for the rest of the week.  I'm taking a trip to Chicago, partially for a little break away, but also to visit a few of galleries and museums.  I've been wanting to visit the Art Institute of Chicago for some time, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art.  I'm looking forward to sharing a few stories and photos from the trip when I get back.

In the meantime I wanted to post something that I finished a little while back.

A friend had approached me to paint a family tree for his mother's upcoming birthday.  He had some wonderful ideas for it, and it was a pleasure to paint.  He wanted some imagery that showed hints at the family's heritage and some Canadiana included.


  1. melinda! what a great idea and beautiful family tree.

    have fun in chicago! you gotta take a river boat tour for the architecture, bridges and mafia stories!

  2. Have the best time in Chicago!! Give it a hug for me. x

  3. This is gorgeous, M!
    Have a wonderful (and tasty) trip! ;)