Thursday, February 11, 2010

Art Work Friday

Nona's Home

Many years ago, we moved my Grandma (Nona)
from her home in Memphis, TN
to a new condo here in Ohio.

Above is a small drawing I did of her home in Memphis.
I remember that home like it was yesterday.
On the front porch were the old metal chairs
and glider similar to these...
I can remember fond memories
of sitting with my Grandpa and Uncle
mesmerized as Grandpa "magically"
 made marbles disappear...
I remember the big tree in the back yard that would
litter Nona's yard with gumballs...
She hated those gumballs!

My memories could go on and on...
As some of you know, Nona has suffered two strokes
over the past year and has been living full time with my parents.
Last week we sold the condo and moved her things out.
Will I miss the condo like I did the house?
I don't think so... for looking back the fond memories
I hold about the old house, all revolved around those I loved.
I am still blessed to have Nona with me...
and I treasure that!

Thank you for visiting with me today!
If you have artwork that you would like to share please link below!
I can't wait to see all your inspiring work!


Katie said...

What a Beautiful Drawing Dee Dee, with such Beautiful Sentiment! I'm sure that Picture will become even more precious to you & fill your heart with love & memories of your Nona one day!
Blessings to you & yours!

Peg said...

Your artwork will keep your childhood memories alive for you. I always like artwork that is so personal; that makes it very special. And if you miss those sweet gum balls, I have plenty to share... they're all over my driveway!

Sue said...

Your artwork is lovely, your words of love are even better. I can feel what is in your heart in every word.

Blessings to you,


Christine said...

You have moved me to tears. How sweet of you to share you fond memories with us about your grandma.
I have a place deep in my heart for all grandmas.

Wendy said...

Grandma's are the best! They hold a very special place in our heart. Your drawing of her home is so pretty. What great memories!

Wendy said...

Would you mind if I featured your blog tomorrow (Sunday)? Is there a certain picture I could use with the post? Thanks!!

Destination Seaborn said...

What a beautiful picture! I love this type of art. What's it officially called etching, sketching? That's the only type of prints I have on my walls! Thanks for sharing your memories with us!

I appreciate you dropping by and leaving some feedback. I have some lighter paint, so that may be next:)

Things have been moving slow around here...including the bathroom's progress. Between the weather and everyone being sick, we haven't got much done. But the good news is we're all feeling better.

Have a great week! Lisa

Michelle said...

You are very talented. Not only do you create beautiful art, you do a terrific job telling the story about the inspiration behind it. Has your grandma seen this? I bet she would love it. Just looking at it would bring back fond memories. I'm glad your parents are able to help her in this new transition of her life. I wish her the very best.