I did a portrait of my mom holding a rabbit when she was young. I did the portrait in soft pastel chalk when I was in my early twenties. Pastel chalk was the first medium I used when I began doing portraits. My mother Jacqueline has ten children nine are girls. One would never know my mother is seventy eight years old, because she is very active with swimming, fishing, dancing, and still rides her vintage bike with a basket in front. In fact not one of her daughters can keep up with her on the dance floor. All of the girls in the family pretty much have a lot of the same tastes as our mother, we love gardening especially growing roses and decorating our homes with vintage romantic items. We made a scrapbook for my mother a long time ago, In which I wrote, that my favorite days when I was growing up was always bread day. Money was tight, most of the time when we were young. When bread day came, it didn't matter if the cupboards were pretty bare, I always felt like our family was rich on that day. We had pizza, cinnamon rolls, donuts, and homemade buns, with peanut butter as soon as they came out of the oven, for me not to many things in life can compare to those days of her baking bread.
"Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity we should like to stretch over the whole of time"( Juliette Aristides)-ARC Living Master
"He to whom, emotion is a stranger, who, can no longer praise and stand wrapped in awe is as good as dead for his eyesare closed".-( Albert Einstein)
"The work of art must seize upon you wrap you up in itself and carry you away.It is the means by which the artist coveys his passion-it is the currant which he puts forth, which sweeps you along his passion".( PierreAuguste Renoir)
A LITTLE ANGEL
IN OUR HEARTS
We thought of you with love today. But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories and your pictures in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which will never part. God has you in his keeping we have you in our heart. ( Authour Unknown) Sadly missing our sweetheart Sebasgien January 16, 1996 November 12, 2009 Jonny and Mike
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