Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Three Wise Men


This is a painting my mother did when we were kids. We always knew when the holidays began when this painting was placed over the mantel.

The year my mother died I painted four of these paintings. For my sisters Heidi and Jamie and my daughter Nelly and my neice Keely. My mother died in October so I started painting them soon after and by Christmas they were done. It was very cathartic almost necessary for me to do. I cried alot during the process. And I managed to keep it a secret. It was wonderful to see there faces when they opened them up. They so appreciated the jesture. There was not a dry eye in the house. It is a beautiful memory.

5 comments :

Kristin Dudish said...

That is such a beautiful story - thank you for sharing it... such meaningful gifts!

xo
Kristin

Nelly said...

So sweet. XOXO

Louise Gale said...

What a lovely story and a great memory for you all to have. Thanks so much for sharing such a precious piece of your holiday memories. xx

Heidi said...

I hung mine up yesterday. Love it and you!
xoxo

Diane said...

Oh Heather this makes me feel sad for my family members that are no longer with us. Such a great way to honor your Mom's memory.