Saturday, October 27, 2007

I lost my mom to cancer

My mom died of cancer 20th of Oct. My sisters and I took care of her 24/7 and she passed away quietly. Here's a pic of my mother age probably 17-ish, and with newborn me at age 24. That's me buck naked.
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From my mother I learned to use my hands, or get my hands into everything. I owe her a lot. This is an embroidery she did probably when I was around 5 or younger. I loved to dream about this mysterious world and would stare at it for hours.

8 comments:

Judy said...

We missed you soooooo much yesterday, and we all wanted you to know that we were thinking of you in your time of loss. Losing your Mom must have been very difficult...I really cannot imagine it. You were such a good and loving daughter....comfort yourself with that.

I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon, but in the meantime, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Warm Hugs,
Judy

artistwhosews said...

Thank you Judy, and I missed everyone too. Hope everyone has been creating wonderful things!
See you next time,
Hellenne

Pina said...

Hellenne,I'm very sorry you lost your mom to cancer.My heart goes out to you ! May the love of your family and friends be a comfort to you at this very sad time in your life.
Hugs Pina

Mary OK said...

I am so sorry to hear that your mom passed away. We have missed you over at Artisans Square.

Lisette said...

Helene, your work has always been an inspiration for me and through your art she'll live on, inspiring others.

Linda E. said...

Hellenne,
I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing due to cancer.

YOu have been missed look forward to seeing your posts again..

Take care of yourself....

Linda E.

artistwhosews said...

Thank you everyone. I haven't sewn anything for sooo long, but just yesterday I started dye painting silk scarves again. The new design that just "flowed" out onto the scarves is interesting compared to what I've done in the past.
Hellenne

Shannon said...

Oh Hellenne, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I have thought of you often these last few months.

I hope your creativity can help to carry you through this difficult time.