Happy Mother’s Day. To me everything in life pales by comparison to being a mama. I dreamed of having a baby from when I was a little girl. My doll was the only thing I needed. I made her a bed out of a wooden lettuce crate, she had nice blankets and pillows. It bothered me though that when she was in my bed at night, her spot never got warm. Dan and I had two boys, I don’t know how we got such wonderful children but they have been a blessing and a mother’s dream. I painted this picture in 1973, I had lost my mother a year before on Mother’s Day. I put my heart into it and have feeling for this one~more than any I have ever done. I don’t remember where I got the subject matter, I saw the room with nice windows in a picture and added the characters from different pictures and ideas. It is a peaceful scene, it is filled with sweet feelings and warm thoughts.(now I need to add several of my puppies and it would be complete). I will add several more Mother’s Day stories to my blog in the next few days. Just today, Dan and Debbie brought a feast for an early Mother’s Day dinner after church.
Sunday is Mother’s Day and what a special day! This was my mother Elizabeth Elder, she was a wonderful mother and grandmother. We were best friends for all those years and almost everything I ever learned came from her, creative in every way, but her greatest talent was painting. To watch her paint was an inspiration, she taught art for most of her life. She introduced the world of art to this part of West Texas. There are many people who come into our lives who mean everything to us but there is only one mother, mine was smart, pretty, creative and so much fun to be with. She was special~