My sister is going to be visiting me this week. She now lives with her husband on Vancouver Island, but there was a period of time when she, my parents and I all lived in Calgary. Our mother had a small collection of beautiful cups and saucers which she would bring out for special occasions and serve strong tea with homemade lemon loaf. I received several of these heirlooms after Mom died, one of which is this bright pink one. I did this painting for my sister's birthday, because I know she loved having tea out of the fine china, and because each cup and saucer is so unique and gorgeous. As well, I know it will remind her of our mother, who was one of the most kind and generous people you would ever want to know. I hope my sister likes her gift.