I've written before about my mom's artistic talent in my post Artist in Residence. In that post, I go into more detail than what I'm including in this post, and I shared some of her art.
I wanted to be artistic like my mom! When I was growing up, it seems she was always painting, drawing, and crafting--always creating. Like I wrote in my previous post, she taught me to sew, knit, needlepoint, and embroider. But I wanted to paint and draw, too! I tried.
My mom graduated in 1947 from Georgia State Woman's College (now Valdosta State University) with a degree in art. I can remember watching her with fascination as she drew and painted. While decluttering and cleaning up the studio at our parents' house, my sister and I found some of our mom's old sketch books and paintings.
|Stack of Mom's art that my sister and I found|
Here are a few examples:
There are artists on both my mom's maternal and paternal sides of her family, so it seems she was destined to be an artist. Instead of inheriting her talent, I got my dad's writing bug.