Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday's Memory - Me & My Sister

My husband and I have lived in Morehead City (North Carolina) since 1992. My sister moved here several years ago. She and I are very close, and spend a lot of time together. Lately we've both gotten into crocheting with a passion. Michael's has become our favorite store!
So I was thinking back over our time together, and came across this picture. Lynn was born in April, 1949, so that's probably the month this photo was taken. I would have been about 18 months old. Our mom is holding Lynn, and I'm leaning on my grandmother's shoulder. Maybe I wasn't totally enamoured with the idea of having a little sister? Sort of looks like I'm pooh-poohing her (and the attention she was undoubtedly getting!).
Another photograph taken that day is one of my all-time favorites. It shows me standing with my grandma Cordelia in her iris garden. Some of the irises were as tall as me! In 2006 I made this mixed-media piece and named it Memories. "Memories," which is 12"x16", began with a piece of fabric fused to a canvas. The flower petals are pieces of netting. They're outlined with glue which I painted with gold paint. There are little beads glued into the center of the flower, and the stem is made of wooden buttons. I decorated the piece with gold trims and small metal pieces.

Here's an enlargement of the photograph.
And another detail picture. "Memories" is also posted on my website.


Dana W. Fisher said...

I love the pictures! What wonderful inspirations. Thanks for sharing them.

Pepper Cory said...

Love the pictures and what a gorgeous head of hair you had!

Cathy said...

What precious pictures, and memories with your sister. Those pictures speak for themselves. The artwork is gorgeous.