May 20, 2012

far away, but still near...

Today it's two years ago my Mom died.

For her 80th birthday she got a swing. She was very happy with it.
The last photo taken from her was on her swing,
two weeks later she died suddenly...


Last year I also made a blogpost about her: to honour my Mom...

18 comments:

Gertie Jaquet said...

wat ontroerend...

Frouckje said...

Wow, wat een stoere moeder had jij zeg! Zo gaaf op de blauwe schommel! Sterkte deze dagen van extra gemis.

art is jok(k)e(n) said...

so touching, but also very beautiful! We should learn a lesson from this story: every day enjoy all kind of funny things.


Carpe diem!

Anja Brunt said...

Wat een prachtig beeld.

Ram said...

Hi, Nelleke, your drawing, and the memory of your mother in your mind is the best tribute you can do to her, so I think.

Lisa Graham Art said...

I can relate so much to your post. My mother suddenly became ill this Spring...the doctors say her days are numbered. It's been hard to believe because she is doing so well right now.

I am sorry you lost your mom...how special that you honor her the way you do. Big hugs.

Rod MacGregor said...

Hi Nelleke...Very thoughtful post..My thoughts with you and your Mom! Great drawing!

céline said...

wat een super mooie illustraties, de kleur en het "gevoel" erbij, zo mooi! en die schommel is gewoon geweldig!

fados do lar said...

this is a really beautiful draw for her.

JS Daniel said...

So sweet and touching. I'm sorry you lost her.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

OH! She looks SO happy on that swing! What a wonderful woman. I so admire that she still loved to swing on a swing at 80--and that she was open and curious about technology! Your sweet, beautiful illustrations are a wonderful tribute to her. Beautiful.

johbont said...

een prachtig kunstwerk, ons moeder zoals ze kon zijn
echt fijn deze hommage aan ons moeder, schommelend in de wolken, een andere wereld,
herinneren

noofs said...

Gelukkig heb je nog heel veel mooie herinneringen om aan je lieve mams te denken vandaag en alle andere dagen die gaan komen. Heel veel sterkte!

Gutsy Arts Girl said...

Thank you for sharing such a tenderness -another beautiful reminder to appreciate life with our whole hearts...

nelleke said...

Thank you all for your kind words and support, my mother would have been also very happy with it, I'm sure :-)

Hélène said...

Ja, dat zijn van die heel bijzondere dagen om bij stil te staan. Vandaar al die schommelende vrouwtjes.... Wat fantastisch dat je moeder op die leeftijd een schommel kreeg! En wat maakte ze een leuke filmpjes, ik heb ze net bekeken, heel grappig! Ik hoop dat je met veel blijdschap aan haar mag terugdenken. Veel sterkte!
Groetjes, Hélène

Melissa Mackie said...

Your mother must have been an amazing woman. I am so sorry for your loss. Your tribute to her is gorgeous.

tanja said...

I agree with all above - this is just the most tender and open hearted way to honour your mum. May your memories of her happiest moments stay strong!