Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Despite the fact that my mother and I never had a relationship that gelled into anything positive and that I had not been in contact with her at all for the better part of nearly 30 years (she died this January), I do have a small number of old photos of her to use in artwork.
Below is a quilt I did in 2010. These images of her were taken at the same time as the photo above. The central image was printed on muslin; the other two are actual photos stitched onto cotton fabric.
...which segues into the phrase probably most of us have heard by now, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." Art making is giving me that happy childhood now.