It's been exactly a week since we laid my mother to rest. I came home to a re-newed sense of being. I'm still in the grieving process but I also realize that life moves on. Others still need you. It's funny how the whole process works. One day my mother was needing me to rub her head to sooth her and then wham, she's gone.
And ya know? I'm so happy that she's at peace. Oh so happy.
I came home and started painting again....and again...and again.
I decided to do a "giveaway" in my mother's honour.
I think she would have loved this.
"In My Mother's Arms"
18 x 30 on heavy blocked gallery wrapped canvas
Before I get into the details of the contest I want to tell you a little about this painting. First, I painted this to do as a very special giveaway. Straight from me to you. It was very emotional as you can probably tell by the painting. The drips represent tears. I painted this to my favorite song. "I Know You by Heart" by one of my favorite deceased artists Eva Cassidy. I listened to the song over and over, crying most of the way. I painted the wings larger than usual. One of the mother's wings is large, the other is slightly clipped. The daughter's head is in the chamber of the mother's wing representing a mother holding her child. This is how I was held by the many people that came to love on me and hold me. The daughter is in flight, free to make her way, but the mother is there to be her guide. The color represents the ocean. Where my mother was happiest.
It was painted in my mother's honour and will be a special gift to whomever wins.
Here's what I need from you! My faithful followers.
I want you to tell me about your mother and why your mother is or was special. (this is going to be my continuing therapy!) I'm going to keep this going until Wednesday, January 19 at 6 p.m. CST.
I'm going to choose my favorite so get out your tissues and get goin y'all!
Have a wonderful Sunday