Sunday, 12 February 2012

Rock Art for my Mama

I knew that with the first anniversary of my Mama's passing approaching I wanted to do something special for her. After all, she was a pretty spectacular Mama. I miss her more with each passing day and there are times when I just wish I could close my eyes and open them to have her standing right in front of me. I miss having cups of tea with her. I miss her daily phone calls. I miss her always making sure I was home safe and sound, and whether the doors were locked and the stove is off. She always worried about everybody else but herself. When she would get mad at me she would call me "Darlene Ann"....and because her middle name is Theresa I would always call her "Mother Theresa".
This project is for you Mama.

The height of the rock is approximately 12"
I wanted to be able to take a rock and transform it into something nicer than "a rock" to place at her grave site. I had somewhat of a "vision" in my head and once I got started it came together quite quickly. I painted the flat rock white on the front (I wanted to keep the rock look on the back). I painted some vines and hearts along with the words "Mama Always in my heart" and signed it with my name along with Tuesdays date. Tuesday being Valentines Day, the day that Mama passed away last year.
I love you Mama....always in my heart!
The doodling version next to the completed project
The entire rock is sprayed with a sealer to protect it from the outdoor elements.

3 comments:

  1. Darly, stunning project and I am sure your mamma will love it. Thinking of you during the next couple of days*

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  2. Hey chickie.....

    No wonder she was so special to you as you were to her. I'm a firm believer that you get what you give in this world. I hope this project helped to lift your heavy heart.

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