Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I'm in the New Year, Finally

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!


aimee said...

that is such an insightful way to describe the messiness of emotions you're going through. beautiful piece, too. i hope art will provide a means of comfort and expression to you as you adapt to her departure. much love and many hugs.

paula said...

it has done me more good than you know seeing you keep on keeping on. and kim, i do love this new piece, finished or not.
glad you are feeling a little more ready to be in the new year...i know such losses are never forgotten.

Susan said...

What a great piece. And I am glad you are finding your path after the passing of your Mom.

And when you quoted what your husband said concerning that he hadn't finished talking to her. All I could think was how lucky he was to have such a relationship with his mother-in-law to make such a comment.

And keep talking to her, she may be gone in body, but not in spirit.

Colleen Kole said...

so nice to see you back in there making some art. i like this piece and all of your family's emotions that are wrapped up in it. hopefully your art can be a place where you find a little comfort.

Thea Belecz said...

Beautiful piece, Kim, I love it. I was drawn to "RUSH"... a few years ago, my husband and mother died of cancer. I vowed never to RUSH through life again. Can't say I've been able to keep that vow - but I try. Glad to see you creating!

Chris said...

Oh no, I just discovered that your mom died. Really sorry about that.
I love the new piece. It's a very important piece, too.

layers said...

Kim, what a moving wonderful tribute to your mother's memory. Glad you are back- it is January- new beginnings and I wish you much creativity in the new year.