Sunday, January 16, 2011

a Mom with many talents.....

 Mom is 83years young.....very independent and has many talents.
As young girls she taught my two sisters and myself
to sew, knit, crochet, embroider, bake, and cook
and a whole lot more....
She was an excellent seamstress but now spends her spare time painting.
She started out painting on canvas
and about 20 maybe 25 years ago she started painting on porcelain china.

covered jewelry box

She has said many times to us girls
"you should learn the art of china painting, it is a dying art".
I would say "Mom....I don't have the room or time to start another hobby".
My one sister has dabbled with a brush but I guess it isn't her passion...
she knits, and has just started doing a bit of embroidery....
my other sister still works full
but she has started quilting along with her two daughters.
I think they are hooked on quilting and like me, have no time for two hobbies.

 I would like to share just a few of the pieces that Mom has painted
and I am thrilled to own.
The jewelry box above was a birthday gift many years ago.

.....and a covered casserole dish

covered serving dish

and my all time favorite......

miniture tea set

.... is a miniature coffee set.  The coffee pot is 3 1/2" high and 
the tea cup is 1 1/2 inches high. 

miniture tea cut

Mom is a member of a 'china painting guild' in the Waterloo Region
and continues to be part of the board.
She also teaches 'china painting'
at the senior center every Wednesday afternoon.
 ...luv you Mom!!


One last thing....there is a fabulous 'Dream On' giveaway at
Trust me you won't want to miss it.



  1. How gorgeous is her work! And lucky you being on the receiving end of all her skilled instruction and her handiwork!

  2. Hi Pauline,

    Your Mom is a true artist & very precious. Her work is beautiful. What treasures you have.

    Love "sleeping beauty" - too cute.


  3. Those are beautiful. I paint on pottery but I am no where near as talented as your mom. I know how hard it is to paint on this type of item and to see such detailed work is amazing. Tell her that I admire it ALOT!


  4. I would love to meet this amazing woman some day. I feel like I know her through you. Her painting is beautiful! You are so blessed to have such treasures from your mum. XOP

  5. Wow! Your mom is very talented. She does beautiful work.

  6. Hi Pauline,
    Your Mom does beautiful painting. How nice that you have these treasures from her.
    Was that you that won a Bunny Hill Jelly Roll give away?! Congratulations!!

  7. Oh her work is just beautiful!!!! Please tell her for me.

  8. Wow, that is very impressive work. I am so happy that she feels compelled to teach and share her work with others! This art would indeed be a shame to lose! Simply amazing.

  9. Hey there, I'm finally set up. Looking forward to your next blog. Love you, E