Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I wanted to wish all the moms out there a happy Mother's Day. I hope you are treated like gold today. I am so grateful to have my mother close by. As the years go by I appreciate her more. It's funny, because I never thought I would get to this stage. We didn't get along when I was younger, but now I see why she was the way she was. She and my father retired several years ago, and I am happy that they now have more joy and peace in their lives. Within 2 days of arriving in Canada, not even able to speak English they both went to work in order to support us. I was almost 3 at the time. After many years working in a factory, in a horrible environment, my mother is finally able to relax, tend to her garden, read, and walk the new puppy.

I applaud all you mothers out there. It is without question, the most difficult job in the world. Bless you for all you do.

The painting on the right is one of my favorites. I painted her in the bleak month of March, when I needed some pretty spring colors. I am finally getting around to listing her. She looks like a Blythe doll because that was my intention. I am a huge fan of Blythe, and Pullip dolls, and own a few. I will be doing more paintings based on my beauties in the future. Yes, famous last words, haha! I have planned out another American girl painting, since I miss the one I sold last year. This one will be better I hope :-D

have a great day everyone!


Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Your blog looks great! I think it's wonderful that your mom is getting to enjoy herself-she deserves it! Yay for moms!

Renee said...

Betty can you imagine working two days after you land in a foreign country. Putting your 3 children in care and doing what you have to do. Very strong people.

And look at the beautiful daughter they have.

Love Renee xoxo

Bev said...

Awwww that was so sweet hon...thanks for the warm wishes on Mother's Day! I'm going to see my mom today...she's 91 now!!! Still gets up and goes to Seniors daily!!! (((hugs)))

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

How wonderful that your mom can just relax and enjoy life. She sounds like a very strong and wonderful woman.

Your newest piece is simply gorgeous! I love the springy colors!

Marlene said...

Betty, wonderful tribute to your mom and lovely picture. I miss my mom, she has been gone 3 years now.

Anonymous said...

She's lovely and so suits the summer and lighter side of life.

Kims Art said...

I love The colors and beautiful big eyes!

Pam said...

Beautiful piece. Glad you are close to your mom now!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥Dottie Seubert ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Your Blog is lovely ! love your paintings they are all so cute.
Thought you might want to try and Win a floral piece that I will make for my give away on July 26th go to my Blog and follow the directions and maybe you will be My winner . Have a great Weekend.
~God Bless~
Hugs :o)
♥ ♥ ♥

Michelle Eaton said...

Hi! I love your blog and your artwork. I do some similar stuff with mixed media art.

Michelle :)