Karen Urrutia "Warrior Mama" from Austin, TX United States
Katie, the first time I saw a piece of your art my breath caught for a moment in my chest and moved me almost to tears. I am a mother of two beautiful children, Amanda age 18 & Emily forever 12. For my Emily I say forever 12 because my precious baby left this world in April 2015 by her own hand. The little girl in your painting titled "Purity" is EXACTLY how my Emily looked....the eyes, hair, nose, smile, lips & expression. When I look at this painting I see my "Mini Me." My Emily was the spitting image of me, with the same big heart and we are STILL emotionally & spiritually connected. I can feel her sometimes. I love the swirls in this painting because we are both wild, loving souls and the swirls add a whimsical feeling that always surrounded us. Katie, I wish every moment of everyday to be with my Emily but since she and I are on our own separate journeys I can at least see her in your painting.