Monday, May 23, 2011

IA Weekly Challenge: Purple and Green

A couple of years ago I saw an interview on the CBS tv program, "Sunday Morning" of a singer named Melody Gardot.  

She's the same age as my son and lives in Philadelphia, just like my son.  Several years ago, while she was attending college, she was hit by a car while riding her bike in the city.  Her injuries were devastating.  During her long hospital stay she began undergoing music therapy, to help her deal with unremitting pain.  She discovered that while singing and performing were the only times she was pain free. She has a wonderful, sultry, bluesy quality, for me, remeniscent of Peggy Lee.

The interviewer asked her if she had any other passions and immediately she responded, "France!" She loves all things French.  And right away my mind jumped to painting a cane for her (she uses a cane) with grape vines, to symbolize French wine.

I haven't sent her one.  I think I'll get the courage up and do so!
In the meantime, I have one for sale and you or someone you know can purchase it at
Leaning on the Promises


Jo Murray said...

What a delightful cane!... and sooooo helpful if you've actually been indulging in the product of the vine. Well done.

Amanda said...

This is a beautiful cane. The details and colors are gorgeous. And the story with your pieces is inspiring on how people live with their challenges and turn a negative into a positive, wonderful.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a lovely cane that goes along nicely with your story. I have been unable to leave comments to blogs, but I had no trouble leaving one on yours.

priti.lisa said...

My favorite cane so far...and a beautiful story♥

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love the themes you imbue your canes with- SO perfect for this week's challenge and SO beautiful!

Theresa said...

I love your walking cane! Lovely~

Kat W said...

Beautiful cane and an inspirational story. I'm sure she'd love to know how she inspired such a beautiful cane.

Kat X

gemma said...

Love your canes. Each one unique and beautiful.


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My nane is Judy and I've been a christian for more than 3/4 of my life. I believe in redemption through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, that God, the Spirit lives in me and gives me the power to do His will and to live a joyful life. I have a Godly husband, a grown son and daughter. I live on a farm with 3 goats, 2 chickens, 2 horses, a cat, a dog and a python. I am an artist and a singer. I was a full time stay at home mom, the hardest job you'll ever love! I have two handmade shops on Etsy. Leaning on the Promises (Hand Painted Walking Canes) and Beaver Creek Pottery and an Etsy shop for selling Vintage and Antiques. Jersey Pine Pickers I post about my relationship with God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, about the things He teaches me, delights me with and how He uses me.