My mother is a very talented artist who at the very moment she reads this will shake her head furiously and say, "Oh, I'm really not that good."
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I give you Exhibits A(bove) and B(elow).
She takes common, every day items and turns them into works of art. These gorgeous pictures were painted directly onto an old set of windows from the farmhouse next door, where my parents live. She's created similar scenes on old coffee cans, pieces of driftwood, and picture frames.
I took these photos back in April at the Farmers Market on the Court Green. My children and I were trying to sell daffodils, and we asked her to come along and bring some of her artwork. She ended up selling a couple smaller pieces, and for a while I thought she was gaining some momentum and confidence to create more.
Alas, when daffodil season ended, we all kind of lost momentum and never did return to attempt to sell more of her creations.
I've always told her she could make a bundle of money if she would only display her work, but she usually comes up with an excuse such as, "I've got too much to take care of around here with all the
For someone who among other things was Miss Gloucester-Mathews; the Daffodil Queen; class valedictorian; a Miss Virginia contestant; William and Mary student; and "Bobby Soxtet" singer who was featured on the radio back in the day, she sure does lack confidence in herself.
Perhaps one of my two readers could give her some encouragement to pick up the ole paintbrush and give her a whirl.
In the meantime, enjoy these two festive scenes, which at the rate I'm going may be the closest I come to displaying any sort of Christmas decorations anywhere. Whatsoever.
(Insert picture of me smiling and waving here.) Hey, Mumma. Thanks for all you do to help me. I think we could easily sell your art on the internet but we need to create an inventory first. In other news, those collard greens you gave me the other night were outstanding. We may need to create an inventory of those as well. Love you, CBW.