of painting flowers

open sun drinkersHyacinthus orientalis – last week it was shut tight and stretching its back. This week it is open, arms in the air with its back toward the ground.

upside-down cups of perfume





This flower you could break off and carry in your hair, and people would ask who you are wearing, what fragrance. I believe I’ve heard it called a bluebell, but I cannot find its real name. It is like a hyacinth, but I’m not sure it makes the cut. Any ideas?

Mama, age 24






I’ve carried this painting with me everywhere I’ve ever lived. I remember Mama painting, with a scarf tied in her hair.

Grandma Haines painted this when she was 15. Her hair was black. Her Mama taught her how.

on cardboard

Grandma, age 15, 1935





She did not imagine that her granddaughter in-law would one day keep it in her window seal and dream of hanging it in her own little girl’s room.

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Reply March 19, 2009

What a wonderful talent is being passed down from the generations. They painted with a brush, you with a pen.

Jane Anne
Reply March 19, 2009

I have a painted rock that sits in my kitchen. It was painted by my Great Uncle. Flowers posses simple beauty. Painted pictures from our ancestors provide such a special warmth. I am thankful for both.

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Reply March 19, 2009

I think the second flower is a grape hyacinth. Could be wrong about that, but I have them in my garden too, and they are a delight!

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Reply March 19, 2009

I am so blessed to have an artist mother as well. I cherish her paintings and hope she'll return to her brush soon so that I can have more. Unfortunately, as life takes hold of us, we women/wives/mommies often put down our brushes/pens/clay for a season. Here's to all of us who need to make the time to pick them back up!


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Reply March 19, 2009

It's awesome that you have a painting from your grandmother.

Beautiful flowers.


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Reply March 19, 2009

Keep dreaming. Maybe one day she and the painting will live in a room together, in your house.

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Reply March 20, 2009

I have those in my backyard too - they are grape hyacinths. I love their sweet smell....

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