Friday, October 3, 2014
My mother passed away in August. I want to scatter my mother's ashes some place near the sea since she always loved it so. And we gave her a small memorial, with her close friends and family, which included poetry, music, beautiful opera singing by my son's girlfriend and of course irises to plant (my mother's name was Iris), a memorial that I hope honored her life and spirit. I so much wanted to return to the spot where I took her a few times, it was close to her nursing home in Kings Park. Finally the other week I was able to and I painted this small painting in oils. I hope to return again to do more paintings. Barely dry, I brought it for a group show and it is now hanging at the IAS show at the Plainview Old Bethpage Library.