Friday, November 09, 2007

sketches:

my mother is very talented. perhaps i have mentioned it before. She can paint, draw, sew, and do any number of crafty type things. She is brilliant with color. A few of you have seen her garden, and her photography... she used to blog fairly regularly.

I have a beautiful oil painting (done by my mother) of Harry Truman and the beginning of the eruption of Mt St Helen's hanging in a place of honor in my home (we were in Kelso, Washington for the eruption and recovery so the Mountain is special to me) . I have a few other of her things as well, hung here and there. I have always been exceedingly proud of her talent.

Anyways, she asked me a few days ago, if i would like something from the heart for the holiday this year: sketches of my sons. She warned that she hadn't picked up a pencil in years. I agreed that i wanted pictures so fast and with such delight, she seemed surprised.

SO, yesterday she calls me up on the telephone and says "hey, check your email, they aren't finished yet, but i wanted your opinion"...
my opinion?!? it was hard for me to give it, with the tears in my eyes... "those are my boys mom, thank you".

13 comments:

Bob-kat said...

Definitely very talented. What a lovely present!

Michele sent me over to say hi.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You must have felt elated at seeing those super pictures.

Michele sent me.

Joe said...

Nice pictures! Michele didn't send me!

Leigh in Atlanta said...

Wow, those are incredible. Your mother, as you have said, is an incredibly talented woman.

Here from Michele's.

.:mar said...

Oh, she is very talented!!!!
so glad you dropped by, it's been a long time
;)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, those are WONDERFUL! And it proves that just because you haven't "picked up a pencil in years"..you don't lose it! Conratulate your Mon, for me. I can see why these would bring tears to your eyes, my dear!

craziequeen said...

Michele sent me to say hi, Dak-Ind.

What amazing portraits, how clever is your mom?
Wonderful :-)

cq

caroline said...

true talent!!!

Nikki-ann said...

A beautiful heartfelt present :) Your mum definitely is talented!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Awwwwwwww.... Gee! She is plenty talented, that's for sure.

Pearl said...

wow, those look good. I don't know yr boys but they like particular people and skilled pics.

cube said...

Michele didn't send me, but I think those drawings are super.

I wonder if your kids have picked up some of their grandmother's talent?

Carmi said...

She's an amazing lady for sharing her gift in this remarkably meaningful way.

I love how she approached it: "Something from the heart." Beautiful.