As a woman, our moms have been our first mirror of what it is like to walk on this earth as a woman. It’s true that both mother and daughter become triggered around each other.
Each of us have challenges along with special memories of our moms.
In the midst of creating this painting, I had an aha moment… I knew this already, but the awareness felt so new to me in this moment as I was painting.
One of my warmest memories and time with my mom are when we are walking through a nursery, ooh-ing and ah-ing amidst the scents and colours of nature. Those moments when she arrives at my door unexpected, with a bunch of roses freshly picked from her country garden. She showed me how to plant my first rose bush.
These are the moments that become the connecting point between mother and daughter. A warm togetherness is felt in these moments. ….
These were the thoughts and feelings behind this painting I created. I am calling it “Tea in the garden with mom”.
It was such a utter joy to paint. . 🍃🌿🌺
I am at that stage in my own life where I want to treasure my moments with my mom, despite our differences, because I no longer take it for granted that she will be around forever as I used to.
I also love the fact that I come from a line of women who dearly loved gardening themselves…. in fact I have planted a special rose bush in honour of my granny.
I really loved creating this painting above because it reminds me of that warm, connecting point between my mom and I…
Simple moments… simple beauty…. simple connection.
So I invite you to think about what connects you to your own mom.
That soft spot where your differences melt away and you feel most at home with each other. What is it that holds and weaves together your essence and her essence….
There is a really powerful quote that says: “One of the most important relationships we have is the relationship we have with our mothers. – Iyanla Vanzant
It was my first garden/nature painting I did after many years. It was such a utter joy to paint and would offer a beautiful memory as a gift for Mother’s Day 🍃🌿🌺
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