When we bought our farm 8 years ago, I wanted it to have a special name. However, all we could come up with was "The B Farm". It was ok; after all, it was our farm and our last name starts with a "B" - it just wasn't very imaginative.
Then one day, Bruce was cutting down a dead tree along the driveway and he found the trunk was in the shape of a heart. "We should name the farm 'Heartwood'", he exclaimed.
I agreed, but by then "The B Farm" had stuck.
"It's too good of a name to waste though", I thought.
Fast forward to now and I wanted something to help tell the stories of my fantasy paintings. And then I had a lightbulb moment! Why not use "Heartwood" as my fantasyland where my unicorns, dragons and fairies exist? It is a perfect fit - Heartwood has a delightful sound and feel to it and seems like the perfect place for my creations to live.
Inspiration abounds in the woods and pastures of the farm. Below are pictures of things that caught my imagination. What will they become?
Check back next week as I start the transformation of the landscape timber into the beginning of "Heartwood"!
Hi! I'm Cecilia and I'm an oil painter from Texas.