Friday, January 16, 2009

My mothers room


While my mother slept the other day I sketched this corner of her room, the colours have not come up very well, I dont know what my scanner is doing but I think it gives a rough idea.
I have been very busy doing other things, eg sewing and not had much time to paint. Perhaps tomorrow.

2 comments:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Isn't it awful when you have to assist your Mum into moving to a retirement home/nursing home, etc. and she has to discard all her favourite paintings, photos, vases, etc. and simplify her environment down to a single room. I cried twice - when Mum went into a 'retirement village' then again when she moved into the hospital nursing care section. She only had a small locker then and a small beside table. So different to her lovely house and extensive garden which she really loved.
w.

Maudie in London said...

Penny, your painting reminded me of a similar sketch my sister did of the corner of my mother's room in a home for the elderly. I found it tucked away in a drawer when I had to clear her room ealier this year. I think such mementos are so poignant, probably more so than all the special little keepsakes. Perhaps because there is a stronger connection.