Sunday, May 14, 2006

Pretty as a Picture

H A P P Y    M O T H E R ' S    D A Y
My mom, who painted this awesome crystal bowl of grapes (yeah, that's a watercolor, not a photo), has been having problems with her vision for nearly a year now. Worsening cataracts, botched lens surgery... I won't go into any details, but she recently had a high-tech remedial operation done.
And it seems to be working!
Yesterday she took the car out for a solo drive, her first since August.
Her eyesight is getting better by the day.
So, Mom... I'll be expecting more food paintings soon. This is the last one of yours I have.
For now.

16 comments:

heather said...

That's an amazing painting!

Dagny said...

Love the painting. As the page was loading, I was just sure it was a photo.

Anonymous said...

Gloriously beautiful painting! Happy Mother's Day to you and Mom, and here's hoping her vision problems continue to improve.

laughingrat said...

Oh man. Best of luck to your mom. That really is a spectacular painting.

ilva said...

I love your mum's paintings, they are really so good, she knows how to catch the light and that's a gift! I hope she will be able to start painting again, do say hallo from me to her!

kudzu said...

What a lovely Mother's Day post. Please continue to show us her paintings - they're remarkable.

cookiecrumb said...

Thank you all. I will pass along your compliments and kind words.

anni said...

Wow! Beautiful piece. Your Mom has true talent. Hope her vision continues to improve. Talent like this should be nurtured and shared with others.

Monkey Gland said...

You know, I think my mum had that bowl when I as growing up. It may well be the one I buried in the garden when playing Indiana Jones and never found...

Shiek said...

That was a very sweet tribute to your Mom.
PS I think she is the greatest also, Poppasan

Greg said...

Your Moms paintings always fake me out. I think they are photos. Way kewl.

cookiecrumb said...

Monkey Gland: Yup. We dug it up. Come and get it.

Dad! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a sweet comment.

Passionate Eater said...

Happy (Belated) Mama's Day Cookie Crumb! That watercolor painting is absolutely stunning. I love when you share stories about your family, they are always so touching. I'll be praying for your mother, I am confident that she'll get back to painting in no time!

Paz said...

Your mom's a wonderful artist. I trust you had a nice Mother's Day celebration. Glad to read that her eyesight is getting better.

Best,
Paz

cookiecrumb said...

Thanks, Paz. She's doing well. She has already asked me to shoot some food photographs for her to paint from. Great sign.

Paz said...

Great sign, indeed!

Paz