Tuesday, July 11, 2006

My Mother's Sister


The photographer painted in her eyebrows (for some odd reason, because I know she had her own). She must have been about 40 in this photo.
She is the woman who painted all the black toleware pieces that I have in my guest bathroom, seen here:
She didn't find her artistic side until she was in her late 40's; she started painting and rug-hooking and became so good at it she was asked to teach classes.
I have written before about her prowess in the kitchen. She was an excellent and inventive cook. Too bad we lived several hundred miles from her because that meant we couldn't sample her food often enough!
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19 comments:

Pickalish said...

Those look like my Russian plates!! I love them!

Lisa said...

old pictures like that are so wonderful. How odd, though, that they would paint in her eyebrows!

bernadette said...

She has a beautiful smile and is very artistic, indeed! Love the colors in her toleware!

Merle said...

Hello Judy ~~ A lovely photo of your aunt who was very talented, even if a late bloomer. I loved her work when I saw it before. Thanks for your visit.
Take care, Merle.

ET said...

Later in life I find many people take a turn and pursue something else.
That is one of the first thing my wife notices in a woman, if she has painted eyebrows or not.... I never think about it until she points it out.

Sissy B. said...

Now I remember!! I have been to your site before...I remember your bathroom!!! I find that funny...I wouldn't recognize you if I passed you on the street but I certainly am familar with your bathroom :)

Raggedy said...

What a beautiful picture. I loved the art work also. The letter you got back was really neat too!
Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

Shannon said...

Here from Michele's -
great adoption/birth story, I awlays love hearing stories like that. Like wandering thru a cemetary...finding out the past never interested me until I was out of school. Hope you have a good relation with her, glad its not one of those jerry springer families :)

Claude said...

What a beautiful and charming looking woman. One would like to meet her!

Terri said...

She looks like a happy woman. And I guess it wasn't much different back then....sometimes, it just takes awhile for us to find our creativity and "who" we really are inside.

Wordnerd said...

Better late than never! What a lovely lady!

Seamus said...

It's funny how many "alterations" I found on my great grandfather's studio photos - most seemed totally unnecessary!

Beautiful woman! :)

Shephard said...

Very classical features (I'm sure her own eyebrows are as well).
I love that she discovered something about herself in her late 40's. What a great role model.
And I took a look at the toleware. I loved the box with the red flowers... almost Russian looking.
~S

Paul said...

Hi...
SRP reminded me to come over here and look at your 1940 Income Tax Return. It's cool.

So I've got something for you to read about on my blog.

Interesting about Flonnie Rogers.

Kristi said...

Your aunt was quite the beauty, and a talented artist as well. I love old pictures.

mar said...

She was a pretty lady! and very talented. How wonderful she discovered her talent, better late than never!!

srp said...

She is beautiful. A lot of people have more talent than they ever imagined. If they love what they're doing it shows in the work.

Sandra said...

Lovely picture of your Aunt! It reminds me of a picture I have of my Mom. The picture also had some details painted in. Your aunts peices are beautiful!

PI said...

She has a lovely open smile.