Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

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Monday, January 31, 2011


My mother loved painting and drawing, as did her father;  I remember many times when she was painting and drawing when I was young. (My brother and I were fascinated by this and she encouraged us to explore the arts and music.) She did several tempera paintings and oils, yet she preferred charcoal drawing.  Unfortunately, most of her drawings and paintings are gone (given away or misplaced).

My brother was cleaning out boxes of things in his attic and "WALLA!", found the cat charcoal drawing she was the most proud of. I was sitting with her the other night when he walked in the door with it. It made us so happy to see the expression on her face.
The photo does not do it justice, but here it is. What a treasure!

I am hoping to sort through my hiding places to see what I can find...I know I have some more of her work someplace!  I will post them as I find them. 


Firecracker Kid said...

Aww, that's wonderful! You'd better get that one signed dated and framed. I love it:)

LaRita said...

That IS a treasure. I can only imagine how happy she was to see it too. :)

dreamabean said...

Gina, that charcoal drawing is wonderful by your Momma. It is a treasure and so grateful it was found so she can enjoy your appreciation of it too.

Joy Logan said...

Now I see where your inspirations come from...wonderful treasure to find!