Lillian Connelly Art 1

More Popular Than Interactive Artwork

My friend, Lillian of It’s A Dome Life, is a lovely artist, and when I helped her out with some blog stuff, she ended up repaying me with this amazing painting.

Lillian Connelly Art for N

Lillian Connelly Art 1

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The painting is almost as tall as me and is in keeping with the garden theme of my daughter’s bedroom. The kids and I love it so much, we either need to break Lillian’s website again or commission one for my son.

But the best part of her artist-ness is when I Facebook messaged her full of angst about my son stepping on the painting and leaving behind a tiny dirty footprint (he was so sad as well), she replied, “I was thinking it might even get drawn on at some point!”

An interactive painting is exactly what a budding artist needs — so much more than a perfectly clean painting.

When I’m not losing perspective while drawing bad stick figures, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.


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Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

9 thoughts on “More Popular Than Interactive Artwork

  1. I had intended to comment on the beauty of the art (and I suppose I just did!) but then these words caught my attention and I had to say something:

    “I don’t pray for outcomes even when asked. I pray for strength and acceptance because I can’t understand the world and I can’t keep my faith any other way.”

    This makes so much sense to me. If more people had this attitude, I could better understand their faith. That’s all I’ll say about that subject – because I hope you know what I mean. But yes to this.

    Just yes.

    1. Thanks. It wasn’t the easiest piece to express particularly because I think people of a certain style of faith and people new to faith or new to hardship and people without faith find prayer confusing — and I didn’t wanted to describe it within emotional vomit either.
      At some point, I will step back and write about seeing the world through faith and how I believe there are those who just don’t need to do that… I’ve done it around prayer but I’m not sure I’ve done it around God/faith in a more general way.

  2. Whoa! What a thank you gift! Kinda makes my cards or flowers lame now. Hahah! Looks like a perfect fit for Miss N and the best part is you never have to paint over it if it were drawn on the wall!

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