Child Health Day

Today is Child Health Day, and in honor of children everywhere we are donating three pieces of happy art to the Nurtury in Jamaica Plain.
In a few weeks Every Boy's Dream, Wheels on Hills, and Dancing Quacks will bring smiles to the children the Nurtury serves every day!…/…/products/canvas-every-boys-dream

For The Love of Yellow

How can I even begin to describe my love of yellow!

Yellow, the lightest hue of the color spectrum is uplifting and illuminating -  offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun and has been known to inspire original thought and inquisitive questions. 

When I paint with yellow...

I envision:  Sunshine  *  A Bright Glow  *  Sunflowers  *  Daffodils  *  Canaries  *  Ducks * Bees 

I feel:          Warmth  *  Positive Energy  *  Joy  *  Inspiration 

I crave:       Bananas  *  New yellow shoes


~ Elana Mokady, Duckling Family 

I used yellow as the primary color in my Duckling Family because it is bright, fun and inviting. This sweet colorful painting is the perfect way to bring happiness and light into your life – and the life of those you love. 

Purchase: Duckling Family canvas Art




The Sun-Day Story

When I first started sketching this piece, originally painted for Boston Children’s Hospital, all I could think about were the children and families, and care-givers it would touch every day.  

I envisioned that the colors would make their eyes dance and their hearts sing – and that they would be filled with positive thoughts of sailing to happy places and enjoying the strong energy of the sun. 

When the piece was almost finished – 4 days before it was to be delivered to the hospital, my then-one-year-old daughter decided she wanted to paint it too. She picked up a paintbrush, mixed all of the colors on my palette, and covered it with her own heart-felt inspiration. In that moment, as the paint quickly dried, I was left in a moment of despair and reflection. 

Later that evening, when my family was asleep, I could not stop thinking of the children and families who would now not be able to enjoy this colorful, uplifting piece of art. I quietly got out of bed made my way to my studio, and painted it all over again.

Once Sun-Day was complete I knew I had to dedicate this piece of art to all of the dreamers out there who know that giving up simply isn't an option. 

I smile whenever I see this painting as it reminds me of my daughter and this beautiful experience we inadvertently shared. 

To learn more about Sun-Day, click here: Sun-Day Canvas Art