Monday, March 17, 2008

hAPPy sT. pATRIcKS...DAY...

WEARING THE GREEN TODAY to avoid the pinches! Today was a mixture of emotions...
Today would have been my nieces 39th birthday...we went to the cemetary to visit her stone...she passed away suddenly at the age of 20 (actually one month before her 21st birthday...cause listed on her death cert....is VIRUS...we wanted to hear a blood clot or heart something...virus is just scary..gives light to just how fragile life is....she was playing volleyball in a league, she turned to look at her mom and her little boy and and went up to serve the ball and then fell...they say she never made it to the floor...she didn't smoke, drink etc...she was getting married the following august and had just moved into her new house two weeks before...

....fast forward to the cemetary ...years ago...my sister had put a cherished picture of her with her little boy on her grave...and the people at the cemetary had cleared off the graves and tossed the picture into a trash heap...a day earlier that they had said they would...(we had planned to remove it) so...with my niece always being a practical joker...we came up with the idea of how we could carry her birthday celebration a bit further without interference from the grave clearers...we sprinkled her grave with bits of green glitter...and we could hear her say..."oh let 'em try to clear that off!!!"...


I realized i had never posted maddy's art that is on display at the Administration building! As we viewed all the art that was posted there were only ten from her school! Here is auntie kaleigh next to maddy's art...hmmmm wonder which is maddy's?



Auntie Kaleigh got her arm tatoo finally finished...She has become an art gallery in her own...



She has 6 tatoos at the moment...the poem she has tatooed on the above picture reads:
I KNOW WE ALL CAN'T STAY HERE FOREVER
SO I'LL WRITE MY WORDS ON THE FACE OF TODAY
AND THEY'LL PAINT IT....

hope everyone got enough leprechan hugz today...and weren't tricked by the little green guys...

big green hugz to all til next time!

2 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

how sad about your neice. wow. shocking. but i love the glitter!!!
how fabulous!!!
artwork in any form is just beautiful
i got my sweet charm yesterday! Thanks you! so darling!!
oxoxox,
jessi

Tamara C said...

Oh Barb, I absolutely love the glitter on your neices stone...What a wonderful way to celebrate her sense of humor and life! Thank you for sharing that with us!

And thank you for sharing your studio and the art of Kaleigh and Maddy, too! Life has so much beauty in it when you look. Even a messy studio - which YOURS DOES NOT SEEM TO BE! - shows the beauty of creativity! I do hope you will show the rest of it to us. It's nice to see where my internet art friends are creating their amazing art! :)

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