Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Found Art Tuesday 5-8-07: Mother

Mother as a topic made me reminisce about my childhood and all that I loved about my mother. That led to thoughts a bit deeper. Am I a good Mother? Who is my idea of a perfect mother. That is when I thought of the Mother of Jesus. Being Catholic, we were brought up with a statue of Mary in our home. we crowned her every May and prayed the rosary daily (well maybe once a week). Her image seemed to be everywhere. We thought of Mary as our Mother, the ultimate Mother. And so the Madre de Todos was conceived in my very messy studio at 2:10 PM today. This is a transfer from a religious calendar and the work is mixed media, watercolor and acrylics, on watercolor paper. It is about 4 by 9 inches in size.

I am going to leave this at my children's school. IT is a Catholic school and I know there are plenty of teachers who will love this.
I am secretly hoping that whoever finds this does indeed hit my blog!

Thanks for the great theme Rosa!



lena rushing said...

it's lovely. all of your contributions are so different from one another, it's refreshing.

Rosa Murillo said...

It's so lovely Kathy! I echo your sentiments for Mary and I was touched by this piece. the textures are great!
Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Shauna R said...

Hi Kathy,
Thank you for the warm welcome...
Gorgeous piece!
I love this found art thang, it's just about creating and releasing...so good for the soul.

Pacha said...

wow...this is beautiful!
I love the texture. I would love to see that in real life.

Kari said...

Oooh, beautiful work and I love the icon look to it.

Kari x