A couple of years ago I painted a series from photos I took of a particular camellia bloom and I titled it “Vespers”. They were done in my monochromatic palette and looking back now that seems especially fitting. Many of you know I lost my mom in May 2014. Fewer of you know she was in hospice care at home during her last few months.
And it occurred to me this time, while I was painting this special camellia, that this must have been the last bloom from my mom’s garden. Wow. And, I painted it in color.
Suzy Sanders says
Admire your painting so much! Loved reading your blog! So meaningful to me as my mothers health is declining.
I am so sorry that you lost your Mom at such a young age. What a beautiful story about the last bloom from her garden.
I too lost my Mom at a young age. I know for certain time does not heal the pain of our aching hearts. It’s been 35 years ago this month that my mother died and sometimes it feels like yesterday. Sometimes simple things like a song playing on the radio or a memory popping up as I play with my grandchildren and I wish she would have seen my children grow and flourish. I do feel she is with me daily. Occasionally I even chat with her.
I bet your Mom would be so proud of your accomplishments and your awesome artistic talents!
May peace be with you!❤️
Amy Crews says
She was extremely proud. My biggest cheerleader (and sometimes critic of course). Thank you for your sweet message and encouragement. It means so much! And also, I am sorry you lost your Mom at a young age. That is a great void and those who share it, understand better than anyone.