Monday, July 08, 2013


My mom passed away peacefully. She had been sick for several years and we knew this was coming, but it feels strange and sad to think she's really gone now.
The whole family had a beautiful celebration a few days after her passing.

Life has to go on now. I am slowly going back to the studio. I finished my super-secret quilt that I can't talk about until next year. I think I'm going to take a break from art quilting for a couple of months. I want to concentrate on painting, weaving and reading this summer.
I also need to go back to my Japanese studies. Did I tell you that I did really well at my end-of-year exam?
This is a mixed-media painting, using acrylics, collage and my own calligraphies.


dutchcomfort said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom Françoise!
I’m sure it feels strange and sad.

Your painting is beautiful. I hope creating will help you to go through this time of your life.

Thinking of you! Take care!

jenclair said...

I'm so sorry. Hard to deal with the death of a parent.

Good for you on your Japanese studies.

ViDerTextil said...

c'est super de prendre le temps et un peu de recul pour bien définir ce que l'on a envie de faire. La vie file en effet a une Vitesse ... bon courage!

Terry Grant said...

Thinking of you. It is a transition, indeed and one that is ongoing. Your painting is lovely. I understand the need to branch out a bit and change your routine. I hope it is healing your heart.

Ali Honey said...

I'm sending you and hug and sympathy - the death of ones Mother is a very hard to accept.

Rejoice in the new grand daughter she looks very sweet.

Micki said...

My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. Hugs for you and your family.

sharon young said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom, Ftancoise, it's very hard even when expected, my thoughts are with you.
Congratulations on your exam results, that's such a big achievement.
Your painting is beautiful and I love the Japanese influence.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Yes, even when expected, the death of a loved one, a parent is difficult. I remember when my own mother died, it seemed there wasn't a thing I could do or look at that didn't evoke a response of wanting to share it with her. It made even the good things hard to take. But it does pass and transitioning is a great way to think of it. Be kind to yourself, as it sounds you plan to be, and know that many are thinking of you in quiet support.

Linda Stokes said...

Deepest sympathy on the sad passing of your mother Francoise.