Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Another Tomorrow

Another Tomorrow
Sold to a Coronado, CA, Collector
Oil on Gallery Profile Canvas

A dear friend lost her mother three weeks ago. She said the doctors thought her mom had months to live, so she had planned to visit her soon. She didn't make it out to see her in time. Never put off until tomorrow what you should do today, she told me. Lately I've been spending so many hours in the studio, it occurred to me I haven't been out to the farm in East Texas to see my mom in months. It's my next big priority. I am so lucky to have another tomorrow with my mom. I wish for you the same.


Nena said...

So true, I think I'll pick up the phone and call my mom. Love your painting.

Becky said...

Enjoy your visit! Love the sunflowers!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Nancy
Very wise words.
I wish I still had a mom to call on the phone or visit. Life is short
tweedles mom

Angela Elledge said...

You are so right, Nancy, very wise advice. I spent the weekend with my parents, celebrating Mom's 70th birthday a month early. It was a blast being surrounded by all of the people who love Mom & Dad so much.

artbykarieann said...

very wise advice Nancy, the painting is stunning as well

Unknown said...

Nena, thank you so much. I bet your mom is glad you called.

Becky, thank you for your kind words, you are always so supportive!

Tweedley, I'm sorry to hear that. I am glad you have two moms cutey!

Angela, I bet that was fun! I wish my dad were still alive, he got to be such a softy in his old age.

Thank you pencilportraits - I appreciate your comment about the painting! It is my newest large one going to California in a few days...


Manon said...

You're right Nancy! Thanks for the gentle reminder!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi nancy!
what a beautiful painting and post!
hug all of the puggies for me!
m & ep

Laura said...

Yes, you are lucky, Nancy! Enjoy every minute, because you can't imagine how lonely it is without your Mom - no matter how old you get!

mollie jones said...

Good plan, Nancy. I was surprised to see how large this beautiful painting is with you in the picture to give it some diminision. Love all your florals.
My mother and daddy have been gone for some time now, but I am certain I get my love of flowers from them as flowers were a great part of their lives. We're lucky to have those memories.
Where in East Texas does your mother live? Anywhere near Noonday (10 mi south of Tyler).

Unknown said...

Hi Manon and Melissa, thanks for the notes and hug your babies for me!

Laura, my heart goes out to you. I know how much you miss your dear parents.

Mollie, my mom lives in Scurry, Texas, which is near Kemp and is really truly in the boondocks. They have a population of 500 and I had 19 kids in my senior graduating class, if that gives you an idea of how small it is!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

...and please give your Mom a big hug from your bloggy buddys and fans...I'd give anything for just one more day with my Mom...but I'm so grateful for every moment that I did get to spend with her.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

My Mom was formally diagnosed with Alzheimer 2 years ago but we lost her long time ago.
Enjoy Momma as much as you can.
Big hug, Irit

Mary said...

Thank you for sharing this wise advice with all of us, Nancy.

All these recent paintings are fantastic--I love the color and value balance and composition of your work. You handle these elements so well, yet without anything distracting from simply enjoying viewing the paintings.

All the best,
Mary Lemmenes