This painting was done as a birth announcement for my grandson.  The truck symbolizes my daughter-in-law’s family who lives in farm country and her dad who has his own trucking business.  The hummingbird represents their beloved grandfather.  The books on the shelf are childhood favorites of my sons and the thread in the hummingbird’s mouth represents the legend of the red thread.  The legend states that a child is born with an invisible red thread tied to their finger.  As they grow and move through life, the thread grows shorter and shorter thus drawing all who are meant to be in their life closer.  The thread can tangle and knot but will never break.