Wednesday, April 16, 2008

She Started It!


Yep,she started it, I am definitely her genetic offspring.My Mother was always up to something..... reupholstering the furniture, oil painting,mosaicking the patio tables, sewing her daughters the coolest clothes or making Christmas wreathes out of egg cartons, she always had some creative project going on.I suspect it's how she managed to keep her sanity with four little kids! My Mother alway's found the time to cultivate her artistic nature, and she inspired me to do the same.It's almost like a meditation, that wonderful feeling you get when your creative juices are flowing and time seems to stand still. It can be so satisfying. It's amazing to me, now that I look back,how my life has mirrored my Mother's. Even the timing for some of my artistic endeavors are strangely similar. I hope I'm still at it, like she is ,now in her 80's.You started it Mom!

7 comments:

decadentdiamond said...

What a lovely entry! You mother is stunning, and I want her bathing suit!

My parents are quite creative, but I would say I am the most creative out of my entire family.. my first reasoning for this is because I get bored so easily.. and being creative is never-ending, there's always something, somewhere, that can be done, and I want to do it!

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Kim Bagwill said...

That's great that your mom's still at it in her 80s. We can only hope to be that lucky. Love your art.

Gallery Juana said...

I think both my parents were creative in their own ways.

I enjoyed reading about your Toni perms! I remember the smell of them too when I mom would perm her hair or mine. Actually, I loved the kind of soft perm she'd give me.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jennifer said...

Saw your blog on etsy. Wonderful artwork!

Octavine Illustration said...

what a lovely tribute to your mother. it's funny how we become our parents. what a wonderful gift to bestow on your children, the gift of creativity.

NimbusSisters said...

go, grandma, good to know that the genes are on our side!

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