My mom recently gave me a treasure box. The contents are full of china painting accessories that were used by my great-grandmother.

plus some old photos of friends unkown.

I love treasure, glimpses of my family past. I knew my great-grandmother, but she was very old to me. She had braces on her legs and used a walker. Now I can know her more intimately. She painted many china pieces which her granddaughters still have. I can touch the patterns she used, envisioning the finished work, and soak in the beauty of this piece of her life. And I can begin to incorporate my great-grandmother into my own artwork. Her life continues, a ripple, an echo.

amanda ∞

4 thoughts on “Treasure

  1. blendedcolors says:

    ooo amanda, this is just awsome.
    my grandmother raised my siblings and i, and she was also an artist. she did tole painting, and oil paintings. i inherited a few of her paintings when she died, and i will cherish them always.

  2. Scott says:

    how did you learn to take such great pictures? I swear, you are the full package…

    My response:
    Silly man, I learned it from you!

  3. carin.c says:

    Wow – what an amazing treasure!!! I am the one in my family that loves to get my hands on these kinds of family treasures… you are very lucky! Now we need to see images of your g-grandmother’s art 🙂

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