Love can multiply and forever change your heart. ~ The Torn Edge
A table, in any home, can be the center of love, laughter, and all good things shared from the heART. I was first introduced to real estate agent, Aly Plunkett by my friend and client, Dr. Sara Mitchell. After spending a lovely afternoon with Aly, I came to realize the importance of certain things she has strived for in life. I found that she is a hard working professional woman that is passionately dedicated to finding her clients a home, not just a house. I found that she has an amazing story of endurance and perseverance as single mother of twins. She is a mover and shaker in the world with a heart of gold. She is a giving and trusting woman that desires to leave an impactful mark wherever she goes. Here is her story through my visual interpretation of the important things that matter in her life.
The Table leaves with golden heart and table legs:
The three tables leaves create the canvas of her life story. The top and bottom leaves represent her twin girls and the middle is Aly. She is the bond, in the middle, as she keeps them connected to keep them safe and to constantly feel her love. When we met, she nonchalantly shared the significance to the of the kitchen table in her life not only as a child, but as a mother as well. She wants her table to be the gathering place of her family life even when a drive thru dinner is served. This emphasis will forever hold a special place for Aly and her girls forever as a simple kitchen table will signify the family hub for homework, dinner, and to sharing life.
The big heart, routed out of the leaves, is to represent her heart of gold that has been bruised, torn, and mended back together with love as she selflessly has given those pieces away on this journey we call life. Those patches of “Endurance”, “Strength”, “Laughter”, feeling “Blessed”, “Faith”, “Happiness”, and “Kindness” represent the life defining character building moments that would forever change the landscape of her heart.
There are a total of four table legs on this table. Three are very similar with one being slightly longer to signify the unity of the family. The different leg on the bottom represents the future Mr. that might win over her heart someday (if she so chooses that is….).
Door, hinges, and quote:
The quote was uniquely created for Aly. It came to me the first day when we met because it is very apparent how this multiplied gift of love has forever changed her heart. The hinges represent that “Love hinges on everything.” ~ The Torn Edge
The quote was placed on a broken/cut piece of old door. That is to represent not only her world as a real estate agent, but to remind her that the doors of her heart can be reopened after heartache. She no longer has to live with her heart door closed because she understands and continues to grow authentic true love for herself and her twins.
Those crazy dots represent all of our imperfections. There is not one polka dot that is the same on her art. Each dot is amazing in its imperfections and together they make something so fun and beautiful – just like Aly. Those little dots also share that every situation in our life is not pre-planned perfectly and not every one is the same. Thank goodness, on a side note.
Thanks Aly for an amazing experience! You allowed me the creative freedom to share your story visually and significant meaning. My true take away was experiencing some of your story in my own heart and I thank you for that! Cheers my friend!
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