Sunday, May 13, 2012
Mom was an artist/painter/sculptor/mixed media/watercolor. She was enormously talented but never experienced the kind of success she deserved. My home is filled with memories of her....her paintings grace the walls of EVERY room; her sculpture is in my sight as I type. She always insisted that I had an artistic bent, but I never believed her, mostly because I couldn't (and still can't) draw and have little interest in painting or clay.
What I seem to have acquired from her is the sense of color I exhibit in most of my wearable art. And actually, I always had a flair for decorating, with color and texture being paramount. Even today, my home is filled with not just her artwork, but that of my cousins (paintings), my mother-in-law (paintings, sculpture), my father-in-law (photography), my sister-in-law (multi-media), my husband (pottery, photography), and on and on. My dad was in advertising and marketing....from him I think I acquired a business sense in promoting the arts.
But today I think mostly of my mom, a beautiful woman and person through and through. My regret is that she didn't live to see MY success or experience her own. I celebrate her every day! I love you, Mom, and miss you!
Posted by Louise Giordano at 4:51 PM