Monday, February 13, 2012

Mom-dalas

My mother visited this past weekend, and brought some of her art to share with me.  Since she doesn't have her own blog, I insisted that she let me take photos and share her work with you on mine!
My mom is one of those people who will insist over and over again that she's not "artistic" or "creative."  She seems to think that those are labels reserved for "certain kinds of people," and not for her.

Yet, there isn't a moment of my life that I don't remember her cooking, sewing clothing, crocheting, hooking rugs, writing and journaling, candlewicking, cross-stitching, and decorating--all pretty "artistic" and "creative" in my book!
When I got so excited about Zentangles last year, I shared my new interest with her, and her own talent for the pasttime really took off.  Many of her tangles are done in the form of mandalas.
We have talked about her tangles during our phone conversations (she lives in Kentucky and I live in Pennsylvania), but I had not seen any of her work until she brought them along on this visit.  When I saw them, I knew that you should see them too!
I love her innovation, like using the small scraps of security envelopes to add color and pattern to this design:
And look at the adorable lips on this patterned fish:
Amazing and talented?
Why, yes!  I think so, too!

10 comments:

Limner said...

Zentangles is a phenomenal way for people to express themselves artistically. My therapist recommended I try it, but naturally I'm holding out. ;) Those are quite nice. I'd buy that fish! :D Tell your mom she rocks.

Limner said...

Oops! And you're a great daughter for showcasing her work. Love the new word "mom-dalas!"

VivJM said...

Your mum is one talented and creative lady! My mum is similar in that, she makes all these wonderful and creative things but then says "I'm not artistic at all"!!

Cheryl said...

Your mother does beautiful work. I especially like how she incorporated writing with zentangling. I love the fish.

Adriann said...

Wow your mom is a talented "artist." TFS!

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, come ON!! This is fabulous! How cool is it to share your mom's work?!

That fish is AWESOME!

April Cole said...

How wonderful, Look at all those Zentangles!!!
Looks like you ladies had a wonderful time together :]
Your mother is an artist, guess it runs in the family!! ((hugs))
oxox

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