Blog Carnival - Mother's Day

Blog Carnival - Mother's Day

Published On: 05-14-2012 01:37am

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This month's topic for the Jewelry Artisans Community blog carnival is Mother's Day.

My feelings about this topic were ambivalent as my own mother passed away last summer after a shockingly short battle with cancer.  This is our family's first Mother's Day without her and it felt strange this morning realizing that there would be no Happy Mother's Day phone call being made today.

After much thought, I decided that while I couldn't call her, I could honor her memory by participating in this month's blog carnival.

My mother was a beautiful, vibrant and talented woman.  Artistic in so many ways, with a wonderful eye for color and form, whatever talent I have, was a gift she passed down to me. 

My mother at age 16 - isn't she pretty?


Besides her artistic abilities, she was an exceptional cook, loved to tend her flowers and finding treasures while on shopping expeditions at flea markets and thrift stores.  She had a way of spotting something fabulous that others would pass by without a second glance and finding just the right spot for it in her home.

She had a quirky sense of humor, a fiery temper and a mother's unconditional love for her children.   Like all mothers and daughters we had our conflicts and no one knew how to push my buttons like she did.

Many years later on my wedding day and more beautiful than ever:


Three generations - my mom, grandmother and me.  I wore my mother's wedding dress at my own wedding:


She missed her mother terribly and I like to think they are together now watching over all of our family.

Mom, this blog post is for you - Happy Mother's Day!

To see what other members of the Jewelry Artisans Community have to say about Mothers Day, follow the links below:

Bead Sophisticate

Cat's Wire

Bead Up A Storm

Islandgirl's Insights

Reader's Comments

By Guest on 05/14/2012 @ 11:01pm

Dawn, what an amazing and heartfelt post. It really moved me. She certainly was a beauty and you have inherited that too. I love the pic of your wedding day. Warm hugs to you, my friend. I bet she was so proud of you! xx

By CatsWire on 05/14/2012 @ 04:23pm

A wonderful post, Dawn, and beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing those memories.

By Guest on 05/14/2012 @ 12:49pm

Dawn- what a beautiful tribute to your mom (my sis), and grandma (my mom)! Mother's Day is always a hard one when you can't make that call or see her but these cherished memories are forever and her artistic talent lives on in you as I can see from the amazing designs you create. Love from your aunt Margaret.

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