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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Matthew and Me Turtle Painting by LolaLynn


Even as a child LolaLynn loved turtles. While snorkeling in Hawaii I witnessed the presence of sea turtles swimming by under me in the ocean. I'll never forget that site and our "Matthew and Me" work reminds me of that experience. Interesting enough the Hawaiian word for turtle is "honu" which sounds like the first part of our last name. The turtle motif is one I use often with my signature.

I became a member of EFA in 2007. Since that time I have supported the COTM with donations from the sales in my shop. My grandson and I have created a whole series of the turtle paintings that we sell online. 50% of the sale price is then donated to organizations that are involved in sea turtle rehabilitation.


  1. I LOVE this series Lynn & how wonderful that you make them with your grandson too !

    Great to see you here again & thanks so much for helping the animals :)

  2. What an awesome memory! And that is really cool about last names. Pretty painting!


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