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Mom’s Artwork

These two pictures from an adult coloring book make me smile, and were Moms latest artwork. Mom never really liked crafts and such things as coloring too much. She would have all the patience for knitting, but that was about it. She loved cooking but she wasn’t much a baker.

I was delighted as she began to color in the nursing home. I have always loved and painting and coloring is a way of peace, a relaxation for me that I was hoping she would feel as well. I hoped it would distract her and soothe her troubles and I think at times it actually did.

These two drawings were some of Moms favorite and she used to show them to me nearly every time we talked. Even before she colored them she would consult me wondering what colors would be fitting for the cat or the pig.

After she finished them, she was all smiles showing me her pink and black pig. I laughed as I saw it and she seriously insisted that there is such a thing. It wasn’t that I didn’t know about that, but I loved how her mind had created that sort of outcome. I don’t think she ever knew or understood my laughter. For all she knew, she educated me on the likes and actuality of these pink and black piggy’s.

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We are the co-creators of our life and the time is now. More than ever are we needed to support Mother Earth and each other. Together we discover and explore our unique gifts in times of strengths, in times we lean on each other, and in times when we learn from each other. This blog started as an outlet and what I ultimately called my “Warriors Journey.” It was a way to document the ups and downs of my life, sharing my hardships as well as my successes. It showcased the struggles, but more important the ways of how to overcome them. Although we are warriors each and every day, I realized that having to be a warrior, comes from a place of pain. I decided to rename this blog, and “Phoenix Rising” now stands for the story of overcoming such a painful place. My motivation for this blog hasn’t changed and I hope to share inspiration and hope, to create a sense of belonging, a space of being heard, and connecting with like minded beings who instill a sense of oneness. We are never alone, and we are unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets our soul on fire. Who I am in a nutshell... 
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32 thoughts on “Mom’s Artwork

  1. Nice memories about your Mom, dear Rhapsody. They make you smile and therefor worth saving.
    Last year I tried to get my Mom into this kind of painting, Mandalas. She likes to draw, but this she wouldn’t do.
    Send you much love and healing ❤

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    1. I am still surprised that Mom somehow found the patience. She didn’t care for it much either at first but somehow they tricked her into doing it making her think she was helping out because the others couldn’t paint as nice. Ha.

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  2. That is an interesting point about doing art in its many forms. I was waiting for a friend and her daughter was coloring in at the table. She wanted to share the experience so next moment I am sharing a coloring expedition that took me to another world. It wasn’t until her mom tapped me on the shoulder that I realised where I was…and didn’t want to stop lol 😀
    I think your mom had found that magic Rhapsody, her magic to express her pig and cat and shared accordingly. It is a meditation and time out all its own 😀

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