Monday, July 4, 2011

Sapphire Iris II by Texas Floral Artist Nancy Medina

Sapphire Iris II by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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Sapphire Iris is a new, larger version of an earlier work in blues and greens drying on the easel in Flower Mound Studio. I'm a bit nervous today about what tomorrow will bring, my foster pug Hannah goes in for her consultation for surgery. She has an elongated soft palate, which makes breathing challenging for her. This baby girl has not had the easiest life, she was born in Germany, brought to the US, and given to Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue by her first family. The second family who adopted her said they did not have time for her, and gave her back to rescue.

Hannah Banana (her nickname) is happy now here in the Medina Foster Home for Wayward Pugs. She loves running out in the yard and sounding the alarm over important items such as leaves blowing, or grasshoppers on her turf. She is a stout little girl who marches behind me, wherever I go, determined to keep me in sight. She stands with her head down while I pet her and talk with her, but then when I sit slightly away, to give her space, she takes a step toward me, as if to say, "Please don't stop..." As you can imagine, I take every opportunity to love on this little one and tell her what a good girl she is. She is in a safe place now, whether it is at my feet or snuggled up in a pile with my other three spoiled pugs. I am so hopeful she will feel better after her surgery, and it will give her a longer, healthier life. She deserves nothing less.

Hannah is 5 years old
(Photos by the talented Jenny Froh

Hannah in her favorite yard here in her foster home


Lisa RedWillow said...

They are beautiful. My son has one also. He is so smart. They have a great Dane as well.
Love the painting. Hope all goes well tomorrow.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The Iris's are so beautiful Auntie Nancy.
I am sending the Power of the Paws for Hannah,, so she gets better.
I send love

love tweedles

AutumnLeaves said...

We also call our Hannah Hannah Banana, Banana Hannah, 'Nanners, etc. Poor girl. LOL

I so hope and pray your Hannah comes through beautifully, Nancy. I hate to know that she has to face this surgery and I suspect she'll be in some pain afterwards.

The iris is, as always, just stunning!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Nancy, ow, I didn't know your sweet foster pug had to have surgery...poor little Hannah doesn't sound like she has had an easy life. keep us posted with her progress through the surgery maze.

Your Iris painting is stunning, my favorite colors.


Katherine Thomas said...

The irises are gorgeous. Such a luscious shade of purple, and the dreamy blend of the composition has such a nice mood. I love the dog! I, too, have a little dog that follows me everywhere I go. Isn't it wonderful?

A New England Life said...

You are an angel, Nancy. Poor little Hannah, you aren't kidding she's had a tough life! It's sad to think she will have to move on from your house too. I hope she's doing well after the surgery.

Nancy Medina said...

Thank you for the kind thoughts for little Hannah! She is scheduled for surgery tomorrow. I am hoping she sails through and feels so much better afterward!