Maraai is my friend, Mari, who lives here in California, complete with a pomegranate tree in her garden! Not only has she given me the fruit and the stand for Christmas, but also her mom, Berna, as a friend to me, for whom this painting was done. She will be taking it with her, when she leaves for South Africa tomorrow, where she lives in Blouberg Strand! I am blessed to have them both in my life and so happy to have been able to give Berna this painting as a small appreciation for being the special mother of my dear friend Maraai.
o x o