Sunday, July 24, 2011

Red Poppies and a Vintage Rose Container Garden by Texas Artist Nancy Medina

Juicy Poppies by Nancy Medina
Oil on Canvas Panel

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Juicy Poppies was finished yesterday, and today was dedicated to the newest large work, Vintage Rose Container Garden. It's been super busy in the studio this weekend, with a trip to visit mom in East Texas on Saturday. She has been in and out of the hospital this year, and the heat this month has been hard on her breathing. It frightens me to see her gasping for air when she naps in her recliner. She has been wearing her oxygen most of the day for the first time now, instead of just at night when she is sleeping. She says she can feel the difference when she is not wearing it.

Mom is 73 years old, and is still as determined, involved, stubborn and fun to be around as she was when I was a teenager and my friends would stop by her office after school to visit with her. I have always known how blessed I am to have such a great mom, and now I am aware that every day with her, and every chance I get to be with her, is priceless. Each time I leave now she kisses me and tells me how much she loves me. These are the moments and memories that will be more precious than gold.

Vintage Rose Container Garden in progress
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