Monday, March 21, 2016

Joining the Family

Today I worked on a third paper prayer, this one for Cilla.

Lots of energy and a spirit of adventure in this one. It will soon be making its home in Spain.


Paper Prayer 37
2x6", acrylic, ink, wax pastel, and collage on wallpaper
abstract
2016
[not for sale]

Its journey:

                                   

Sisters:

                                                 

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful! It's my favorite one.

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    1. Yay! Thanks for letting me know. Each one of these took considerable time and effort, for many reasons!

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  2. Love seeing them all together. As you said, so different but obviously related :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. Yes, fun to see them together.

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  3. Can't even tell which are favorites anymore, Dotty. I love them all.....but these colors.....WOW.

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. I'm liking each one as it comes along, too! The bright colors have been fun.

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  4. I really like that you make them for your family.

    I have an oncle who is almost dying right now. I do not see him very much anymore, maybe once every two years, but at this time the whole (huge) family is gathering around him. Not in person, that would be too heavy for him. But in spirit at least.

    And I think it is a wonderful thing that around these important moments these old ties become alive again.

    Your paper prayers remind me of how beautiful these old ties are, and how good it is that we keep them.

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    1. Simone, thank you for your touching thoughtful comments. When my mom died, my cousin Judy, who will receive Paper Prayer 36, was able to come to the memorial service. I hadn't seen Judy in about 20 years, but her presence brought those earliest deep family ties completely alive again instantly—such a gift.

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  5. It has found its way to its new home in Spain and in my heart!! It will stay with me and guide me on my new endeavours!! Thank-you so,so much!!

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    1. Cilla, yay! So glad to know this paper prayer has arrived. And, speaking of arriving, I still remember when you arrived at our home in Cranford, NJ, when you were a newborn to live with us for several weeks : )

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    1. Sadly (to my adult self), one of the things I remember learning, through your being at our home, was how to prop a bottle so a baby can self-feed. That practical-but-regrettable detail aside, I think we instantly embraced you as one of the seemingly endless supply of little girls living in that little house! I am in total awe and wonder (as an adult) at my mom's generosity of spirit, pluck, energy, and love in taking you in. I know she felt a special bond to you forever after.

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  7. Thank-you for sharing that!! I, too, admire your mom's tremendous generosity -- I always felt a special bond with her and loved our conversations!!

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