I found old photos, slides, and greeting cards. Mom had saved all of the poetry, speeches, and stories that I had written over the years. She had kept all of the articles written about me too. I was her flamboyant, slightly nutty, politically minded daughter - and she had always been so proud of me!
Here are the paintings she had bought from me over the years:
|"Cousin's First Home"|
|"Through the Mist"|
|"Flowers on Mother's Day"|
|"Standing on a Bridge"|
|"The Essencee of My Father"|
Thanks, Mom, for the love and support you gave to me all of my life. It's made me strong and determined to carry on. I dare not even think about quitting on my art or writing because these things were what you greatly admired about me. (Well, that and my optimistic, caring, fun-loving ways - things you instilled in me anyways.)
I'm determined to finish this painting tonight!
I'll talk to you tomorrow ....