Barbara Gillis Joines Fine Art

Painting Things That Move...Or That Move Me

Every Hat Has Her Day

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16x20 in Oil on Canvas  "Every Hat Has Her Day"   SOLD

I recently watched the "Sound of Music" for the 937th time (just estimating:)).  It's one of my favorite movies and one of my favorite Christmas traditions.  This year, my boys (ages 8 and 10) watched it with me...from beginning to end!  They have watched parts of it before, but this is the first time they actually sat still and intently watched it!  My heart smiled wondering (hopefully) if they also would one day watch this movie with their own children.  One of their favorite songs was "My Favorite Things."

I'm sure my boys were thinking of their favorite things that they hope made it on Santa's gift list.  However, my thoughts of favorite things brought to mind my "hat ladies" painting, which definitely included some of my favorite Kentucky things.  In particular, things such as the Kentucky derby, thoroughbred horses, big hats, colorful clothes, and one-of-a-kind people.  Now,...if I could just get Julie Andrews to include those in her Sound of Music song "My Favorite Things", I'd be in heaven :).   

I hope your hearts, homes, and stockings are filled with your favorite things this year!  Merry Christmas everyone!

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