I love this kind of watercolor…splash on some paint and then create something out of what you’ve done :) When I do this again I’ll try to remember to splash a little of the building color into the water to get a suggestion of reflection.
curly girl…I thought a bit Bette Midlerish
I did this on the computer (after Memorial Day), meant to be sort of a homey scene, a place where someone has eaten almost all the fruit…but left one piece to tantalize the next person. Perhaps a toast was made in remembrance of the loved one in the portrait, the glass long since washed and on the drain board. The dog tags gotten out, old memories remembered, then left to be put away another day. The veteran’s face left featureless so that the viewer could supply any face they wished.
So…it’s been almost 2 months since my last post, so much has happened, so little has happened during that time :) I think I missed St Patrick’s Day and Easter AND my 1 (one) year anniversary on WordPress :) I’m thinking about going back to my “doodles,” while I’ve been watching “sci fi” on Netflix I’ve been doodling and once I scan some of them into my computer we’ll be off and running!
Before I miss another occasion…Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there!
my grandma 1880 – 1969
my mom 1909 – 2000
a rose for each of you :)
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Grandma B. worked as a school teacher before she married. After she married, she reared nine children, often caring for them by herself, as my granddaddy was frequently absent with his job as a postman on the railroad.
Grandma M. worked as a secretary before marrying. She reared seven children, losing one to “summer complaint” when he was a boy. She assisted my granddaddy with family finances by working as an elocution teacher and a typist.
Mom worked as a secretary before marrying. When my sister and I were young, we moved to rural Virginia so Mom could care for her three elderly aunts. For five years she took care of her two children and her three aunts pretty much by herself, as my Dad was only home on weekends. Over the years she worked as a PTA volunteer, a census taker, a secretary, a volunteer with local Senior Citizen Centers.
These three women took care of their families first…I know (because they told me) that at least two of them would have liked to pursue a career outside the home or even instead of the home. Between the 1890s and the 1930s their families and society itself expected/demanded that these women become stay-at-home wives and mothers. These women weren’t trend setters, they acquiesced.
Beyond their families these three women were concerned about their fellow human beings…I honor them for their contributions to life.