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Memorial piece of an elderly woman…“Ivy”

I met Ivy about five years ago through a friend at church. Ivy was just a tiny little woman and so fragile looking but her eyes were just sparkling with love of life!..She asked me if I would take some picture of her cat for her..and a year went by and I still hadn’t taken the pictures yet to my shame…So one day she called me and told me to come over for coffee and while your here you can take pictures of my cat…So I went over and her cat was the fattest cat I’d ever seen.!!..Ivy carried a pocket ful of kitty treats and was constantly feeding them to this cat….anyway turns out she is a really sweet lonely old lady. Ivy gave the warmest hugs you could ever imagine and such kind words. So my friend and I started taking her to all the places we would go ..the movies, coffee, church, shopping and different functions in our small town…I was really impressed because for a 94 year old lady she really kept up with us..There was no way she wanted to be left at home….and of coarse she had a million stories to tell from way back when…They were interesting stories to and and I learned a lot from her…She was just as sharp as one could get…She never missed a beat until she had a small heart attack one day and then another , and another until she ended up in ICU at the hospital..They told her she would be in a wheel chair from now on and she didn’t want that…She said if I can’t do the things I’ve been doing I don’t think there is any point in sticking around and just like that she died..That was when I found out one could die at will !…I had really come to love this sweet old lady and she was like a mother to me…She’s been gone for a year and a half now and I still get misty just thinking about her…She was so easy to love and I miss her.

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margaret harris, paper, portrait, watercolor

I am a self taught portrait artist and photographer from Canada. I joined RB 2009. Most of my work is done in watercolor pencil, graphite, and pastel.

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Comments

  • adgray
    adgrayabout 5 years ago

    I love Little old Ladies …… (said with true affection!)
    & how sweet is this one!
    A fine tribute! ♥

  • Margaret Harris
    Margaret Harrisabout 5 years ago

    Thankyou…this is a memorial piece…we lost Ivy last year and I did this piece for a celebration of her life…I still miss her.

  • Davies
    Daviesabout 5 years ago

    What a fabulous and interesting Story Margaret. I just adore this capture of Ivy and you have certainly brought out her fabulous personality in your wonderful drawing.

  • Thankyou Noelene…I’m still grieving…thankyou for your great compliments ..take care…Marg xxx

    – Margaret Harris

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    great one,

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordabout 5 years ago


    I your story about her and it touched my heart.. My dad is 88 years young
    and loves to do things. it really neat when elderly can do the things they love
    i hope i like that when i get that old..

  • Margaret Harris
    Margaret Harrisabout 5 years ago

    Thankyou so much for the “Feature” in Image Writing.this one means a lot to me!!

  • Gabby87
    Gabby87about 5 years ago

    Nice work!!!
    =D

  • Thankyou Gabby…come again!

    – Margaret Harris

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful painting and Tribute Margaret !!!
    and congrats on the feature !

  • Thankyou George!

    – Margaret Harris

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful story! What a great friend you were to her, and so nice that you got to hear all her stories. Wonderful painting and tribute – made me misty to read it! Congrats on your feature.

  • Thankyou Tama for your wonderful comments!

    – Margaret Harris

  • Stephanie Greaves
    Stephanie Greavesabout 5 years ago

    Oh thats lovely! :)

  • Thankyou Stepanie :)

    – Margaret Harris

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