Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day in St. Louis!


In honor of Mother's Day, and all of the mom artists out there (we are ALL artists in some way!), I offer a piece that Edwina, my almost-21-year-old daughter is making for her college final. Katiana, my 19-year old daughter, who still likes to play dress-up, posed for her big sister as Alice in Wonderland. She was hanging off the deck when this picture was taken...I won't show you the shot where she was hanging by one finger! Being the awesome graphic artist that Edwina is, the rest of the picture was done on the computer. This is Step 1. Step 2 is to transfer this all onto a circular piece of wood about the size of a small kitchen table. Then, comes Step 3. She is using flowers, dirt and grass as a border to the piece (the hard part was gluing the dirt to the project) so that when placed on the ground, you observe the hole that Alice is falling into. Do you see that nasty Cheshire cat waiting for her at the bottom? I can't take a picture of the finished project because it isn't finished yet. It's not due until tomorrow at noon. (See, even my offspring have the procrastination gene!)

Hero, the eldest, who now goes by the name Bone Man (please don't ask...) is following his heart and dream of joining the ranks of the rich and famous. He's at Step 1. He has no money, a ten-year old well-loved car, lots of friends and is very busy producing Rap Battles in a nearby city. You go, Bone Man!

My second born, Rock, who is no longer a rock star, is aiming for his special place in the world of Graphic Design. He is incredibly talented, easy on the eyes, and has a work ethic totally unknown to his generation. He will succeed, and when he does, this proud mama will be whooping it up in the back of the room!

Katiana, the baby, has just finished her first year of college. She trained, while in high school, to be a cosmetologist, and is doing quite well cutting hair part time. She also has the artistic gene, but hasn't quite yet decided on which road to take. When she does find it, I know it will be a great ride!

Today, I am deliriously happy to be a mom. As moms, we nourish them and try to guide them to the roads that allow young people drive. We watch as they crash and make a few side trips, but we are always in the background should we be needed. Thanks, mom, for always being there for me!

Saint Louis, MO is where we live! Welcome!

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11 comments:

Dazee Dreamer said...

That is an awesome photo. I wish I had a graphic designer in my family.

Happy Mothers Day.

Jeanie said...

Wow, very cool. Edwina is talented. It is good to hear that all your children are in a good place and doing well...makes for a happy mom.

del king said...

Happy Mothers Day, your children sound amazing. I hope to get to see the finished work of art.

Chris H said...

What a lovely post!
your kids sound so talented.
I hope we get to see the finished project!

ceodraiocht said...

Happy Mother's Day! Sounds like you have created one wonderful creative family - congrats!

Holly from 300 Pounds Down said...

You do have talented kids!! And it's awesome when you feel your kids are all in a good place. Awesome!

Naperville Now said...

fabulous graphic!

Unknown Mami said...

I love that piece and I agree that we are all artists. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Judie said...

Liz, the artistic gene is just running rampant in your little family, isn't it!! I'm really diggin' Edwina's project (no pun intended) because I feel just like that some times!!

Vidya Sury said...

It is never too late to wish a Mom - Happy Mothers Day to you!. God bless your family! I so enjoyed reading this post!

Sonia Marsh/Gutsy Living said...

I am in admiration of what your daughters created, and also love their names. I thought the photo was copied from a magazine and then learned that your children made it. Wish you had shown the "real" photo of her hanging outside. Happy Mother's Day, year round. P.S. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.