“Waterolor Portrait of Finn and Evie, Time Lapse”

“Watercolor Portrait of Finn and Evie”. I am a Wisconsin artist based in Stevens Point and this is the first of a series of paintings that are inspired by stories I have heard from friends and family. Every so often I give people a week to tell me a story just about life. This story was told to me by my friend Paige Meseck who personally knows Finn and his family. www.artbyacuna.com presents a time lapse watercolor portrait of a young boy named Finn, and his sister Evie, who is living with a large tumor in the middle of his brain. The video explains more of the story. To learn more about Finn and to keep up with his story go to fansoffinn.org. Where I obtained all of the information for this video, and the reference photo. The song is “Your Hand In Mine” by Explosions in the Sky all rights for the song are theirs. I plan to make more timelapse videos of artwork based on stories that I receive from people. If you have a story that is full of life please consider sharing it with me in hopes to create a powerful piece of art. Thanks, Hector Acuna.

The 100 Top Inspirational Anecdotes and Stories


A businessman was highly critical of his competitors’ storefront windows. “Why, they are the dirtiest windows in town,” he claimed. Fellow business people grew tired of the man’s continual criticism and nitpicking comments about the windows. One day over coffee, the businessman carried the subject just too far. Before leaving, a fellow store owner suggested the man get his own windows washed. He followed the advice, and the next day at coffee, he exclaimed, “I can’t believe it. As soon as I washed my windows, my competitor must have cleaned his too. You should see them shine.”

Confucius once declared, “Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.”
Wise men and philosophers throughout the ages have disagreed on many things, but many are in unanimous agreement on one point: “We become what we think about.” Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “A man is what he thinks about all day long.” The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius put it this way: “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” In the Bible we find: “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

One Sunday afternoon, a cranky grandfather was visiting his family. As he lay down to take a nap, his grandson decided to have a little fun by putting Limburger cheese on Grandfather’s mustache. Soon, grandpa awoke with a snort and charged out of the bedroom saying, “This room stinks.” Through the house he went, finding every room smelling the same. Desperately he made his way outside only to find that “the whole world stinks!”

So it is when we fill our minds with negativism. Everything we experience and everybody we encounter will carry the scent we hold in our mind.
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6 Responses to “Waterolor Portrait of Finn and Evie, Time Lapse”

  1. Matthew Batesky says:

    Amazing video. We love Finn and the entire family.

  2. Jamie Pemble says:

    You have a God given talent! Finn are Evie are my nephew and niece who I love and adore! Nicky is my little sister. Thank you for this very special precious gift that we will now have forever!  You are amazing!

  3. Jamie Pemble says:

    Actually, Jamie is my husband. I am Becky, Nicky’s sister. Oh well, I must have been logged under him. Regardless, this is a beautiful gift that is priceless. Finn has been through more than most of us will ever see in our life as just two years of age.

  4. Hector Acuna says:

    I am very glad that all of you like it, once Paige told me Finn’s story I really wanted to try and help tell his story through artwork. Thank you for letting me do this. I am truly honored to be able to create this for you all and for him.

  5. Hector Acuna says:

    Thank you, you have an amazing family, with so much love. Your very welcome!

  6. Hector Acuna says:

    Thank you

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