As I have been going through Earnie’s things over the last year — I can’t believe she’s been gone for almost a year — I came across a water color print.  I just loved the punchy colors of orange, red, pink and yellow.  I didn’t see a signature on it and I asked Sister Bee if she recognized who painted it.  She has two friends who are artists, but neither of them had painted it.

I took it to Aaron Brothers which, in my opinion, is one of the best sources for framing.  The staff were very helpful in helping me find a pre-made mat and frame that allows me to float the print so you can see the edges of the paper.  I knew I wanted to hang it in my ladies lounge along with another acrylic painting I found at HomeGoods.

As I sat back and looked at how pretty the two, totally unrelated pieces of art worked together in harmony on my wall, I couldn’t believe my eyes. 

I saw clear as day who had painted the watercolor.  Helen Moody, or Mrs. Moody as we all referred to her, was Earnie’s best friend’s mother.  She was an artist and I think lived well into her 90s.  So, I am guessing the painting is probably at least 50 years old.  It means so much to me that a treasure underneath a pile of Earnie’s belongings can bring a burst of sunshine in my home.

Note:  A rare glimpse of our reclusive feline, Oreo, in the bottom left corner.  Apparently she feels right at home with the moody painting.