This painting was finished about a month ago and I took awhile to decide if I wanted to share it or not. It is about my mother who I lost in 2014 at the age of 87. We had a difficult relationship at times and I was often disappointed in the things she said and did, but many years ago I was able to reconcile her faults and forgive the hurt she caused by seeing her for the beautiful wounded child she was.
She had a big heart and a huge presence, at times she was larger than life and when she was young she was “Movie Star” gorgeous. She survived so much including Breast Cancer and Heart Attacks, but she always bounced back proclaiming the ” Devil didn’t want her down there yet he was afraid she would take his job!”
I loved her more than I realized and miss her everyday. I am saddened by the fact I never asked her about her dreams in any detail and I have always wondered what they might have been. Like many women of her time she married young and being poor as a young person growing up during the depression and a world war there was little opportunity. One thing I do know she was complicated and fierce and I feel her with me everyday.