February 15, 2018

A blessing tree and a special place

At last I can share with you some very special news! 

Late Summer I was approached by the design team for the spiritual care section in the new Dumfries and Galloway hospital, who were looking for work by local artists that would fit their vision.


I am very honored to say that my blessing tree 'May you have' was chosen to hang at the entrance of the palliative care unit.

You may remember that early last year our precious Dad passed away, he had been cared for in the wonderful Alexandria palliative care unit at the old hospital. The care and support he received there was outstanding, and we could never thank them enough. 




For me the fact that my painting now sits in the new palliative care unit is so very poignant. I hope that whoever takes a moment to read the Blessing it carries may find a small measure of comfort.



May You Have 

May you have walls for the wind
and a roof for the rain
and drinks beside the fire
laughter to cheer you
and those you love near you
and all that your heart may desire.

A Celtic Blessing.
Dear Dad you are always near us x x x 

12 comments:

  1. what a wonderful tribute this illustration and this celtic blessing
    hugs

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    1. Dear Claude thank you for your lovely words x

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  2. Hi Ruthie! What a wonderful honor for you, many congrats! Gorgeous art, it is very special and so inspiring. Beautiful tribute to your dad! Thanks for sharing this special news!
    victoria

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    1. Thank you Victoria, I was very honoured to be able to do this so special x

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  3. Congratulations to you! And how lucky for them, your artwork is beautiful. <3

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I'm quite blown away by it really x

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  4. Beautiful tree and Beautiful Blessing! I love both! Congratulations lovely lady. :)
    By the way I went to the framer in downtown los Angeles and got a beautiful new Matte and Frame for your Mermaid that my sister gifted to me! I love it. It makes me think of you and your creativity, the blogging kinship, my sister, and Scotland! I love it so!

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    1. Ahhh Lucinda, how lovely, I'd love to see a picture of it in situ! So amazing to think of my work all around the world ;) I shall hop on over to your blog to read about your visit, it sounds like you had a truly amazing trip x Yes Im sure one day we will meet up for sure x

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  5. P.S. I started posting about my Scotland trip and I'm working on post number 6 ... my boyfriend laughed ... "Your not even out of Edinburgh yet?!" (That was my first stop!)

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  6. PPS Hopefully I will get to meet up with you on the next trip to Scotland! And maybe I can come with Penny!

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