No matter what difficulties we were facing my mother taught me that it was a persons perception that was the key to endurance. If there was but a finger full of water in a glass most people would see that glass as almost empty. My mother would take that finger full of water, pour it into a shot glass and say "See pet, your glass is full."
When she was sixty-five my mother picked up a paintbrush on a whim and never having painted before put brush to canvas and began painting landscapes in oil. She had a natural gift that lay dormant and one day bloomed full.
I speak with my mothers voice and laugh with her laugh. So much so that I can bring my little sisters to heel with a few words and make my Auntie cry when she hears me laugh. And when I look in the mirror, I see her eyes looking out through mine.
I am unable to visit her at the cemetery and lay fresh flowers on her grave, but I give her these photos in remembrance.
Mary Theresa O'Leary May 3, 1932-January 11, 2008
I miss you Mom from your loving daughter.
I will be posting a miniature on Monday. It is my first critter, a Rabbit Huntsman and I am really enjoying working on him. The figure will post from Monday through Wednesday. During that time, I will be blog hopping and reading blogs and asking gamers and painters that do not follow me for input. Although this is intimidating for me to do, as a new painter I must do it. When I posted my knight I asked over 20 people that I did not know if they would come and critique me. One responded. I thank you.
To those of you who so kindly follow me and comment I thank you and appreciate your input. I am not asking for a shout out from anyone. This is something I must do on my own if I am to be accepted in the painting community. So if you see my signal repeatedly hitting your page, I'm rummaging through your followers.
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