Mother’s Day is May 12th this year. The Jewelry Artisans Community decided to dedicate April’s blog carnival to Mother’s Day this year. After a long hiatus, I was drawn to participate in this particular one. Mom passed away in January and I wanted to do a special tribute to her.
She loved the beach, the sea and whales. She had a giant whale tail picture hanging in the living room for years. Many years ago we went to Cape Cod and stayed with a good friend of her’s that was a local artist up there, Dewey Ekdahl. It was very interesting, since her maiden name is Dahl. Both German names. Dewey painted and took amazing photographs. He also had fine calligraphic penmanship, and would often send her letters and cards always addressed and written in that beautiful writing. We went on a whale watch while we were there and it was amazing. We saw whales slap their tails on the water and blow holes breached the surface and ‘reloaded’ for another descent into the inky water. We saw one whale roll over and expose its belly and slap its large fin arm on the water. It’s quite an experience going on a whale watch (and actually seeing the whales, it doesn’t always happen).
Mom passed away in January and this Mother’s Day, the first one without her, I want to honor her with a wire wrapped whale tail. I am feeling very sad that I had purchased this beautiful tutorial from Cora Liew at de Cor’s website a long time ago and had not gotten around to making it and presenting it to her before her passing. But I know she’s watching and sees it. I’m sure she’s pleased.
I love and miss you Mom. Happy Mother’s Day.
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