Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Remembering Ella and some extra Pizazz
Last night I sewed the binding around "Ella". I am so pleased with the reaction she is getting from others. The fact that she is making you think about your own family, ancestors, those who have passed on, tells me that she is a very powerful piece of art. I am pleased to know that she has had this affect on you. She certainly has been an impact on me (while making this piece) and on my life. Making this piece has reminded me of how much she meant to so many people. My cousins have shared their own stories, childhood memories, with her. I am sure I owe it to her for my "artistic abilities", both in the garden and in other media (sewing, creating). Interestingly enough I remember Ella as a quiet grandma. A quiet woman. Grandpa got all the attention it seemed. He was the gregarious one who everyone loved. I saw Ella as more in the background. But now she shines in my eyes. She may have been quiet, but a quiet force is sometimes the most powerful one. I'm glad I am getting to show her off now to others, and that her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren of which there are many now, will remember her, get to know her, and honor her, as she deserves to be remembered and honored. Last night I also started adding some "pizazz" to parts of her, some sparkle. When this is done, she'll be done I think, and I will show you what I did. I think it will just make her shine a little brighter. And then she can go to her new home with Amy.