A place to show my love for my granddaughter who lives with Cerebral Palsy and my passion for painting. In an effort of raising awareness for C.P. every painting brush stroke I make on raw canvas is a stroke of love, as I discretely paint a green C.P. awareness ribbon in every piece. Can you find them?
Do you know someone who would like to have a painting done? email www.harrold.janet@gmail.com

Saturday, July 3, 2010

"My Paintings of Hailey"

The weather has been so beautiful around here lately, there is no way you can stay indoors. Today I had the pleasure of going to the pond with Hailey and Natalie. Hailey really enjoys exploring and playing in the grass. I thought I would make her laugh, I said “watch Grammy, i’m going all the way to the top of the hill and I’m going to roll down o.k.” Hailey sat on her mother’s lap while she anxiously waited for me to get to the top. When I get there I said “ready, here I go” and as I begin to roll ( all the while hoping I don’t break something) I hear Hailey laughing. It is music to my ears. She is, as I expected laughing hysterically. She enjoyed my hideous attempt to roll down the hill so much that the little daredevil wanted to roll down the hill too. So, I thought I would humor her by bringing her just a wee bit up the hill and laying her down, but no, she’s not having it, I try and lay her down and she keeps pointing to the top. I’ll tell you, I can never get over on Hailey, she is a girl who knows what she wants. Before I knew it all 3 of us were rolling down the hill. My only regret is that we didn’t get any photos of this fun yet ridiculous act. Natalie did however get some nice shots of Hailey in the grass. They were so cute I just had to paint them.

I was pleased with the results (the pictures don’t really do them justice, I can never seem to get them without a glare). Anyway, if you think that these are just so cute that you might like me to paint one of your child, now is the time. Since I am painting to raise money for Hailey’s Conductive Education Fund, for a limited time I would be happy to paint a 16”x20”’ oil on stretch canvas for $100.00 Typically I would sell these any where from $500.-$700. For information please contact me www.harrold.janet@gmail.com I would be grateful if you would post a link to this blog on your own blog or facebook status. Thank you for your continuous support.


  1. OK. Those are just amazing! And yes...I want some for myself!!! Absolutely! I'm going to email you.

    Love the story of rolling down the hill...Ben and Daniel just learned how to do this last weekend and of course, LOVED IT!

  2. What beautiful portraits! So nice to meet you and your beautiful granddaughter. My little girl Faith has CP, as well. Gonna follow you and Haily's adventures!

  3. Beautiful paintings. . . love the sense of movement.

  4. Janet,
    you're raising money for Hailey's Conductive Education which is great, but I think you need to know that you're already doing it. The event you described was a perfect teaching session from every point of view.
    Could we order a grandma like you by every disabled child (or any child...)?
    By the way, the paintings are adorable!

  5. Thank you Ladies for all the positive feedback!
    I really enjoy all of my new blogger friends, these kind of relationships are hard to come by. I enjoy our little "club" I'll see you all later on your blogs.

  6. Beautiful paintings. Simply stunning model. You are twice blessed.

    Tammy and Parker
    @ParkerMama on Twitter

  7. I just received an email from a mom that wants 3 paintings 1 for her and the other two for Christmas presents to her parents. What a great idea!

  8. Janet, those are absolutely beautiful. I will be in touch, how can I resist getting one painted of Max, and one for Sabrina?! Also, giving your garden contest a shout-out on the blog on Tuesday!