my mama is an artist


Last weekend, we stuffed clothing in suitcases, packed a picnic dinner for the car, and drove to NY for my mom's first ever art show opening. She has been painting for the past ten years as a way to relax and unwind in the middle of a busy week. Mostly, she paints in two separate mediums - sometimes oil, sometimes watercolor - often alternating depending on what mood she is in. Her watercolors are often realistic interpretations of trios of simple objects. I could stare at her trio of pears all day, and I don't think my eyes would feel tired of looking at them. I love how they are lumpy and curvy in a "this is just how we are" kind of way. I also dig the way she uses pen&ink to give texture and depth to her fruit. Her oils are more impressionistic - a bit blurry with a certain emotional energy that makes me feel both at peace and bit wistful at the same time.

I just had to share because I'm proud. Plain and simple.

Speaking of arts and crafts, I wanted to let local peeps know about a really cool Farm and Fiber workshop this summer for children ages 8-12. I've heard there is going to be natural dye making, animal care, floor looms, and weaving and felting. Does it get any better? Last I heard, there are still a bunch of spots left. I wish it was for ages 8-33. Just saying.

xo e

9 comments:

  1. wow, emily, those pears are so beautiful.
    i would be proud too!
    xo
    k

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  2. No doubt you're proud of your Mum! Her art is gorgeous..........and if you really want to take that fiber art class, I bet they'd love to have you sign up regardless of your age (if it's not full) You probably already knew this, but just poking you;)
    Thanks for sharing your great blog!

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  3. beautiful!!! I have been following your blog for a while and I just wanted to say that I love the simplicity of it all! well done! It looks like you get your talent from your mama!

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  4. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)

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  5. Emily, your mom's paintings are gorgeous. I love those pears, but her oil paintings steal my heart. I am in love with that style, I think because the "fuzziness" lets me imagine myself in whatever gorgeous setting she's depicting. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. You mother's art is beautiful, but she raised an artist daughter too! You my dear are an artist!

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  7. Wow she is amazing, love them...xx

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  8. Wow, tell your mom I wish I had HALF her painting talent. :) (I'd settle for even 1/4.)

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