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My Mother My Self
Pastel painting I did on a photograph printed on watercolor paper that I took during a conversation with my mother on Skype.
We have enjoyed many of these intimate conversations early in the morning with our coffee and cigarettes (we are both going to quit someday so please no comments).
My mother is my confidant, my friend, my foundation which is to say that she has been for me and for my life the basis the groundwork of anything: my moral foundation

My mother reminds me as well that today is a new day too

She is my sunshine

I love you mom

Thank you for all that you do and for your strength, your courage and your persistence…most of all for your sense of humor



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  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiover 2 years ago

    Your sense and love of family is truly inspiring Cara.
    Only the best thoughts to you and your loved ones for Christmas and 2012.

  • Thank you my friend always good thoughts to you too. Happiness and joy always remember laughter and smiles too

    – Cara Schingeck

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 2 years ago

    I love this. and your words too. I miss my Momma. but I feel the way you do and although I miss her, I carry her love as my foundation. OH bless you. x
    and Merry Christmas. say hi to yur Mom 4 me.

  • yvonca, thank you so much for your thoughtful, sincere comment. Your feedback means much to me because you say so much to me through your heartfelt words and your love for your “Momma”. Blessings to you my artist friend your sharing with me and others is a great gift.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Julie-Ann Vellios
    Julie-Ann Velliosover 2 years ago

    this is lovely and a very wise sentiment♥

  • Julie-Ann-Vellios, thank you—I appreciate your kind comment.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 2 years ago

  • Thank you, Maria Paterson and Contemporary Pastel Painters Group for featuring my work—My Mother, My Self— today

    – Cara Schingeck

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