Friday, June 09, 2006

Rebecca's Flowers


The husband of the B&B I frequent has been placed in a nursing home for his worsening Alzheimer's disease. Mercy, what a cruel, crippling disease. He was responsible for many of the flower bouquets Rebecca had around her home.

In an effort to continue his efforts, Rebecca put together a few vases of flowers -- like this one -- small, delicate, filled with memory. This one consists of yarrow, gardenia, eucalyptus and the daylilies that are now opening.

9 comments:

Sioux said...

This is truly beautiful. I love your delicate touch with line and color.

Laura said...

I know about Alzheimer's. This is such a tender and pretty sketch, Lin.

Penny said...

Lovely Lin! I've gotten way behind in looking at your art work. All of the paintings and sketches listed here are wonderful! YOu are exploding with art of late!! Fantastic!

Penny said...

Lin I love the vase of flowers, my mother doesnt have alzheimers, but at 93 degenerative failure in her brain area, in other words she keeps forgetting things and it is sad.
Wish I could draw birds I must take time to practice, mine always look the same. Love the colour of your cardinals Penny in South Australia

Tami said...

I love your bouquet! The story behind it is so terribly sad, it is such a horrible robber of the human mind!

Alison said...

My dad always does the flowers in our family too. Lovely sketch, and your birds are lovely too, especially the geese

Eva said...

Lin, I wish I had your energy and dedication to family, job and art. You are amazing! I really enjoy seeing your work. I agree about the cruelty of Alzheimer's. It’s one of my biggest fears.

Cin said...

glad to be able to enlarge this, beautiful greens and blues, greys in the leaves, lovely!

starrgirl's world said...

This is such a pretty little painting! I love the purple shadow and I see those "compliments" you put into the flowers. I like how it works!!