The original of this work was one of my cobweb like watercolor paintings. As I played with the painting on picnik, it began to appear more and more like everything was being pulled to the center of the painting. Then as the colors became more distinct and defined, I began to see the suggestion of a pink cross in the right third of the piece.
This made me think of my grandmother who is 96 years old and she is so ready to go to her eternal home, to heaven so she can be with her husband, son (my dad) and her daughter who died at the age of four.
She was so sad yesterday and practically begging God to come take her home. This image shows the pull toward the center, toward the Creator of the universe, toward the Creator Himself. My grandmother is feeling that pull and it gets stronger every day.
Her desire to be in heaven will help me with her death when it comes because it is what she truly wants. I will let go of her more easily because I know she will be where she wants to be. I am thankful for the time I have had with her and will cherish whatever time we have left together.
This is tribute and dedication # 2 to my grandmother, Evelyn Viola, 96 years old who is waiting to go home. Come Jesus come, and take my grandmother’s hand and lead her home to You.
I continue to learn the importance of family and building memorials to those you love in your own unique way. Relationships don’t have to be perfect or without pain to feel the loss or the need to memorialize in the process of letting go. At least I am finding this is true for me.
Working through my losses as I work and play at art, is one of the most therapeutic things I have done for myself, and ultimately it makes me a better, more forgiving person in other relationships. And that is my desire; to love, accept and be more forgiving of others.