18″ x 13 1/2″ garlic bulb pastel painting
I started this painting a month ago. I wasn’t sure it would ever be finished.
My mother, who had vascular dementia, gave up eating and drinking during that same time. All we could do was support her. She was 97 years old when she died peacefully with my father at her side on November 26th.
This week I moved through sadness to gratitude by remembering the many things she taught me. I doubt that I would have noticed the beauty in simple things without the influence of her attention to small details.
Thanks Mam (that’s dutch for Mom)!