Monday, May 3, 2010

Mothers. Mama A Rainbow. Mixed Media Monday


This is my entry for this week's Mixed Media Monday theme of "mothers".  This art quilt is my attempt to capture a very special moment in my life, a unique Mother's Day present from my son Eric. We're not big on Mother's or Father's Day, we basically try to approach every day as Mother's Day and Father's Day and Children's Day. So it was a real surprise when Eric sang me this song (lyrics below) on Mother's Day a couple of years ago... I still get a bit teary every time I read these lyrics as I hear his incredibly beautiful clear boy soprano singing this song for me.  I deeply value my role as a mother to Eric and my daughter Emma, and I can't think of anything that has blessed me more in my life than the presence of three very special people, Emma, Eric, and my husband Jim.


Hand dyed fabric, ribbon, transfer of Eric's heart drawing, then stitched, photo transfer, stamping, crystal, vintage rhinestones.

Mama A Rainbow 
~Jim Nabors

What do you give to the lady who has given
All her life and love to you
What do you give to the reason you are livin'
I could window shop the world
Before I'm through

Mama, a rainbow
Mama, a sunrise
Mama, the moon to wear
That's not good enough
No not good enough
Not for Mama

Mama, a palace
Diamonds like door knobs
Mountains of gold to spare
That's not rich enough
No not rich enough
Not for Mama

Mama, a life time crowded with laughter
That's not long enough
Not half long enough

What can I give you
That I can give you
What will your present be
Mama, young and beautiful
Always young and beautiful
That's the Mama I'll always see...
That's the Mama with love from me

What can I give you
What will your present be
Mama, young and beautiful
Always young and beautiful
That's the Mama I'll always see...
That's the Mama with - love - from - me...

12 comments:

  1. Oh--this is absolutely precious and so meaningful!! What a superb piece you have created--Bravo!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  2. Beautiful art and words- such a loving memory reproduced in this art piece!

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  3. Oh my, that brought tears to my eyes, too. What a beautiful gift Eric gave you, and your box in tribute is wonderful.

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  4. Oh my goodness! That is so beautiful! I love the song and your art capturing the moment is bright, colorful and cheerful. It will be cherished!
    Thank you too for your sweet comments - I agree with you wholeheartedly and am working on that very thing - to trust that my good is rushing to greet me. Thank you, Kristin xo

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  5. Beautiful art quilt and great words on being a mother and receiving the priceless gift of a child's way of showing his love and appreciation. A lovely, thoughtful blog entry.

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  6. very touching! and your artwork is absolutely gorgeous! love the color of the hand dyed fabric very much! and the rainbow colors fit so well!

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  7. Very beautiful little art quilt, love the colors and the poem.
    Anni

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  8. What a beautiful, meaningful piece - and what a lovely song! I think your children are very lucky to have such a special mother! Diane

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