Since I was in Texas, I got a chance to see some of my sister's old art. She's the talented one in our family, making beautiful clothes for her children, doing really fine work with her hands to decorate her home. We were both given the same training by my mother but my sister took great care with her handiwork. Everything she does looks professional. In contrast, I cut corners, not having the patience. But what a pleasure it is to see good art.
The chess-board is one of her first paintings. My favorite is the painted flowers on the left. The flowers wioth the pink frame are actually cross-stitched. I love what she did with the Crucifix -- painted the five wounds of Christ. She wanted the sense of the bloody Sacrifice without making the Corpus gory. I think it's just perfect. Enjoy!
And as Neil Gaiman says: make good art.