So here's my Daisy cow (These have been posted before in an earlier post, but just so we can get acquainted....).
Let me tell you about this cow. She was the only cow on the farm that my family ever successfully bottle raised when her mother died during birth. She became a bit of a pet to say the least. She and my grandfather had a special bond. Now for those who know me, you know I lost my grandfather St. Patrick's day of 2018. So we're nearing the two year anniversary. (In these images below, she is still a baby. This was maybe 15 years ago.) He'd put his arm around her and lead her around like a puppy dog.
My husband and I have always had a special place in our hearts for this cow. This past summer, I really wanted some new artwork for my walls. What better artwork than my Daisy cow. So in the dead heat of the day, mind you it was July, we set off for the pasture to find her. She was always like a big puppy and would come without fail for a bucket of corn. (This image is from the same set as the very first in this post).
Armed with our bucket of golden deliciousness, we located her in a cool shady patch on top of the hillside. Perfect, I wanted an empty background. On top of the ridge is a clearing where I could get open sky. Kev used the corn as a decoy to finagle her into position. After an intense amount of time and having sweat through my clothes, I got the shot! I am so in love with it. It adorns my fireplace as a very large piece. It is even more dear to me today than when I took it originally because Daisy is no longer with us. She left this world to be with my grandfather this winter. Little did my husband and I know, this would be the last time we saw Daisy. This is the very last image I ever took of her. I am so thankful we did this. Seeing her was like visiting with my grandfather and an old friend at the same time. She led a good cow life (if you can imagine what a good cow life would be like) and remained on the farm she was born on throughout her entire life. She never left for slaughter.
I love the simplicity of this image. Just a nice clean shot of our dear friend. (All artwork is available for print sale or digital download. If interested, message me). I hope you enjoyed getting to meet this very special creature and enjoyed the art side of it!