Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Week 8: Something I Miss

Something I miss very much is gardening with my mom in her simple, but beautiful garden. I loved watching her take care of her flowers while she would give me little helpful tips like where to trim the roses or how to find the seed packs in pansies (her favorite) and bury them together to make mixed colored pansies. We would find the little princesses in the middle of the pansy flower and make the lady holding the parasol with hollyhock flowers. She'd sing and hum the same songs in her sweet voice that I miss hearing. I love that the first thing I see whenever I can come home for a visit is her garden.

My favorite time of the year is spring when you can smell her lilacs and when all the bulbs (daffodils, iris, and tulips) are in bloom. Everytime I pass a "Double Delight" rose (my favorite) I think of my mom. It has the most DELICIOUS scent! mmmmm

My mom loves antiques! Old is better than new. That is why I wanted to paint the picture this way. I was inspired by some stamps that I saw, and so I made us dressed from an older time and tried to make it a little bit "Art Nouveau"- that's one of my favorite styles). I also painted it to look like toile fabric. Although my mom doesn't have long hair I chose that to keep with the style of the picture and time period. :)

14 comments:

Heather said...

Your cards are stunning. I love the ruby slippers. I used them on my week 7 too.

Kristen said...

That turned out so great! It looks like it could be fabric to hang in your window! I love your vines and fruits and butterflies! :)

valerie said...

wha can I say another stunning card
beautiful depiction of you ad your mom

Jenny said...

Gorgeous!

happydays525 said...

I could CRY! I love it! I can almost smell the lilacs and feel the light spring breeze. Love seeing what you create each week! :) So sweet!

Nat said...

wow - this painting is again absolutley amazing! Wonderful card!

jessica said...

I have to say that this one is my favorite of yours so far. Maybe it's the style, but I just love it.

Seth Hippen said...

Well, P. Crackers, you've done a splendiferous job. The face on the little girl (you) is beautiful, and the flowers, leaves, and butterflies are also some of my favorite parts. Way to go with exploring new territory in the style department.

Rachel Whetzel said...

I Absolutely LOVE this one. The story is THE BEST. TFS!
~rachel

Debbie said...

Wow. You've not only painted another beautiful card, but a beautiful story as well.

Je@net said...

You did a great job!! I absolute love your card and the story behind it!!!!

Kathy O said...

I just love it. Not only are you talented in your artwork but the story that goes with it is wonderful as well. Such wonderful memories.

megan said...

I love all your cards. This one I especially love because it reminds me of my grandparents--my grandpa always had a beautiful flower garden for my grandma, because he knew she loved them so much. At one point, their entire front yard was flowers!

off topic-- I'm so pleased to find out that you love the stephenie meyers book, too! Can you hardly wait for Eclipse? There is going to be an Eclipse "prom" in Phoenix on May 5 where Stephenie is going to read the first chapter. Wouldn't you just love to go and dress up all fancy and meet her and hear the first chapter? I would, even though I am over 30 years old, heh.

Marjolein said...

Oh....... this is just wonderful!