As yet unnamed, 4 x 4"
This is the first (and only, so far) piece started and completed since my mother's death.
I'm delighted that I have gotten this far.
The studio has been straightened up and is ready to go. I'm coming out of my stupor and am preparing to think about being ready to go.
A few days after my mom died, I was running errands with the hubby in my old hometown of Roanoke, VA. He said he was somewhat angry. He felt that my mother had found a door and walked through it. He didn't know where she went, only knew that she was no longer here. And he hadn't finished talking to her. I couldn't think of a better way to put it.
So that's what this piece means to me. Mom gone. I'm still here. Still talking to her.
More to come from these feelings, no doubt.
Thank you all VERY MUCH for the thoughtful and comforting comments and emails about my mother. These messages mean more to me than you know.
I hope everyone (including me) has a fantastic and creative 2011!