For the Love of our Mothers!

For the Love of our Mothers!
05/13/2018 Rachel

I put a call out on our Facebook page for mother photos and got a few precious ones. The featured image is of me with my Mother. She taught me first grade when we were living in Brazil. This would have been in 1968.

Jannelle of Something Else Studios had two special ones, the first known one of when she was a baby and on her wedding day.

 

"I don’t recall this day but it’s one of the earliest picture of mom and me. I didn’t even know about this picture until my sibling and I put together a video Memorial of Mom's life for her funeral and I was told this image was her with me." -Jannelle Olmstead

“I don’t recall this day but it’s one of the earliest picture of mom and me. I didn’t even know about this picture until my sibling and I put together a video Memorial of Mom’s life for her funeral and I was told this image was her with me.” -Jannelle Olmstead

 

"Mom and me at my wedding." -Jannelle Olmstead

“Mom and me at my wedding.” -Jannelle Olmstead

 

One of Jannelle’s bags:

Something Else Studio - The Frog Prince And Sleeping Beauty Large Tapestry Textile Art Hand Painted Big Messenger Bag

Something Else Studio – The Frog Prince And Sleeping Beauty Large Tapestry Textile Art Hand Painted Big Messenger Bag

Jannelle’s website

 


 

Jeffrey Elliott posted a small, but lovely photo of his Mom:

"This is my mom, age 35 in 1962. I was 4. At the time I didn't realize just how beautiful she was, since what 4 year old (or even 15 year old) is gonna realize that their mom is pretty. But I realize now that she was. She's been gone for 28 years. Happy Mother's Day." - Jeffrey Elliott

“This is my mom, age 35 in 1962. I was 4. At the time I didn’t realize just how beautiful she was, since what 4 year old (or even 15 year old) is gonna realize that their mom is pretty. But I realize now that she was. She’s been gone for 28 years. Happy Mother’s Day.” – Jeffrey Elliott

 

One of Jeffrey’s beautiful hand blown bowls:

Elliott Glass Art Closed Bowl blue and white

Elliott Glass Art Closed Bowl blue and white

 

Jeffrey’s shop on Etsy

 


 

Janice Zindel posted a sweet photo of her and her Mom. Her mother looks like a teenager!  Mother and child look so happy, full of life!

 

"My mother and I a month before my fourth birthday, Sept. 1954. She was a wonderful mother, and had many gifts including painting." -Janice Zindel

“My mother and I a month before my fourth birthday, Sept. 1954. She was a wonderful mother, and had many gifts including painting.” -Janice Zindel

 

An indigo scarf woven and dyed by Janice:

 

Shuttle Works Studio Indigo Handwoven Cowl

Shuttle Works Studio Indigo Handwoven Cowl

 


For better or worse, our early years have a great impact on how we live our lives out as adults. For some, the road is rocky and hard while for others, it is filled with adventure and a thirst for knowledge. Both of my parents encouraged my creative side and I am forever indebted to them.  We carry our memories with us, treasuring those hands which held us with so much love and encouraged us to make things and to appreciate beauty.

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!

 

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