Moonlit Unicorn

Moonlit Unicorn -acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval


Moonlit Unicorn is a painting that I started prior to Christmas. Our daughter flew home from NYC on the 18th and brought the flu with her. She got home and went straight to bed for a few days, once she was on the mend, I caught it. Needless to say our Christmas holidays were a bit subdued. We are all feeling better now, she’s out and about with friends and I have finally completed this painting.

I chose to paint a unicorn night scene because I was still thinking about the magical time of the early days of December. Years ago when my twin sister and I were sent to bed, some times our oldest sister would sneak into our room and tell us tales that she made up. I have fond memories of her stories.

When my girl was very young, around two or three at bed time I began making up stories of Grace, a loving white unicorn who would come to visit her. Our first home in Atlanta had a big wooded back yard that sloped down to a creek. It was beautiful. My husband put up a swing set and our girl loved swinging and playing there.

In the stories, Grace would always appear from the woods in our backyard as our girl was swinging. She would take her up on her back and fly her off on adventures. Who knows, maybe that’s one reason why my daughter has such an adventurous spirit.

11 thoughts on “Moonlit Unicorn

  1. The flu is rotten, I do hope you’re all getting over it now & that it doesn’t return this year! Once a year is once a year too many. Love this painting, so pretty & colourful with a touch of magic about it ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I had the flu eight years ago. This time I was very careful to lay low and take care of myself. Last time I didn’t and ended up in bed with bronchitis for over a month. Thank you for the thoughtful comment on the painting! Happy New Year to you!

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