Little Turtle in a Castle


Last summer, I visited a very special friend of mine in Wales.  He has Cockayne Syndrome, like my little Knox did, and he lives in a lovely castle by the sea with his family. I love him very much and painted this turtle painting for him to celebrate the special bond our families will always share.  Notice the Welsh and Texas flags flying together from the tip of his toy castle!

This is the 4th turtle painting I’ve done for CS children around the world. You can see the one I painted for angels in California, Germany, and France.

Turtles remind me of my little boy~I paint these with his memory in my heart and send them out with my love.

The painting was created on an 8″ x 8″ wrapped canvas.
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The details for the banner were taken directly from the banner in his room.DSCF3649


And this little bear was in his stroller.DSCF3694

Love from the Lone Star State, USA!

Painting this tiny red dragon for the Welsh flag was tricky. I had a photo on my phone to guide me, but then I realized I had to paint it backwards since I put the flag poles on the right hand side!  DSCF3667





Sending all my love across the ocean today to my precious little friend and his family in Wales, UK.

I love you, Thomas ~Scarlett (Knox’s mom)
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  1. Hi Scarlett – what a thoughtful painting incorporating Thomas’ world and remembering Knox, while including Texas and Wales … it’s lovely and so cleverly done … Thomas will be so pleased to get his present … lucky lad – cheers to you and the family – Hilary

    • Thank you, Hilary, I was just thinking of you today! Two of the cards you have given me are hanging up in my home! Your kindness is very present in my home and in my heart, as well. I hope you’re doing well and I will stop over and see what you’re up to on your site asap! You are so kind to visit and comment on my blog! Thank you so much ~Love from Texas, Scarlett

  2. Aww, your story and your turtle painting are so wonderful. You’re a very inspiring artist. Thank you. I am enjoying reading your blog.

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