Sunday, November 18, 2007

Pool of a Mother's Tears

It's only the 18th of November and I'm finished. It seems fitting somehow that I finished this page on my daughter Michelle's birthday. She would have been 35 today. I believe working on this has helped me weather my November bout of depression. I can't kid myself that it will never return. I'm more realistic than that, I hope. In actual fact, I enjoyed working on this page.
I borrowed some ideas from all of you and will probably borrow more as time goes by. I included some thread embroidery this time. It's nice to know I haven't forgotten everything my grandmother taught me. Used to do tea towels and pillowcases when I was young. I'm anxious to get on with my next page.
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14 comments:

Grace said...

It's beautiful Arline.

Hélène H said...

I agree, it's beautiful.

vivage said...

It is beautiful and moving.

KV said...

What can I say -- this piece and the reason behind it has touched my heart so much already. This page is so full of depth, color, and movement and so very lovely . . .

Kathy V in NM

Jacqui said...

Beautiful..what more can be said

freebird said...

A beautiful page. Am so glad you enjoyed making it.

madness said...

very, very beautiful and haunting... love the colors...
pam T (wisconsin)

Kiwi Ellen said...

What a beautiful piece Arline

Creative Chaos said...

I stumbled on to your site and am so happy I did. Your creations are amazing!

Dawn Chastain said...

A beautiful page and a wonderful memorial to your strength as a mother! Your beadwork is so inspiring, I plan to visit often.dawn

abeadlady said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. Working on this page helped me get through what is traditionally a bad time. I spent Thanksgiving with my daughter's two sons (14 and 18) and their little brother who is 8. I am so blessed to have them nearby and be able to spend time with them. While there have been a few tears this month, it has been much better than in the past. Thank you all for your support. I can't tell you how much it means to me.

Arline

Nancy K. said...

Nice work, I am glad it helped you.

Lora said...

This is a beautiful piece of work!! A beautiful memorial to you children!

matilda said...

hallo, Arline, BUON NATALE
matilda