Paintings: Why God Made Little Girls

Well, after realizing I disliked my original idea for the paintings I’m doing my for daughter’s room I stumbled on the poem “Why God Made Little Girls.”  I took the first half of the poem and created 3 paintings to go along with it.  I’m pleased with the results and think it will look great in her room when they’re framed.


God made the world with its towering trees,

majestic mountains and restless seas,
then paused and said, “It needs one more thing.”
Someone to laugh and dance and sing,
to walk in the woods and gather flowers,
to commune with nature in quiet hours.
So God made little girls
with laughing eyes and bouncing curls,
with joyful hearts, and beautiful smiles,
enchanting ways and feminine wiles.
And when He’d completed the task He’d begun,
he was pleased and proud of the job He’d done.
For the world when seen through a little girl’s eyes
greatly resembles paradise.
Author:  Karen A. Flynn, copyright 1978

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2 Responses to Paintings: Why God Made Little Girls

  1. Mary Ellen Wood July 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    I really like them; they turned out wonderfully. One thing, however. I noticed all of the little girls are blonde. Is this another stereotypical bias, that blondes are better than everyone else? [ 😉 I say this as a brunette.]
    What about brunettes and redheads?

  2. The Cozy Pumpkin July 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    Actually…I thought about that. But, firstly I wanted the pictures to go together so rather than do girls of different hair color in each picture I went with all one color. Secondly…I was blonde-ish as a little girl. Thirdly, her walls are yellow so I wanted to tie that coloration in somehow. 🙂 Oh, and there is actually brown colored pencil wisps in the hair so don’t worry…the brunettes are somewhat represented.

    See – I did put a lot of thought into it. (It’s a little sad how much thought went into it though, isn’t it?)

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