Monday, August 22, 2011

A New Sunflower Painting and Tales of Texting With Mom by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Sunflowers and Blue Agapanthus
by Nancy Medina

Oil on Canvas Panel

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Sunflowers and Blue Agapanthus is drying on the easel in Flower Mound Studio, as the assistants nap in strategic locations around the base of the easel. I called mom yesterday to share the great news about my blue ribbon in the art show. "I know," she said, "I saw it on The Facebook." I'm not sure why that surprised me. I first realized mom would always be one step ahead of us around the time I was five years old and discovered that she really could see the four of us girls fighting in the back seat of the Carmen Ghia while she was driving. Thus, she had to be telling the truth about having eyes in the back of her head.

Mom sent me a text message a few days ago. My Aunt Bitsy, who stays with my mom (Elsie), texted me a few seconds in advance.

Aunt Bitsy's text said,
"Els is texting. Get ready."

I wrote back:
"Standing by!"

Three minutes later I received this text from my mother:
"Have a seat."

I wrote back:
"I'm sitting - what r u doing?"

Mom wrote back:
"Breathing. Bye"

The studio models at rest after a hard day in the office


Terra said...

Smart mom you have, and another gorgeous flower painting by you.

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh what a delightful post! Love your mom's sense of humor. Us moms do have eyes in the backs of our heads, I swear! Beautiful sunflowers and apaganthus!

Egretta Wells blog said...

Beautiful painting and your comments made me miss my mom, but in a very good way, a few tears, but smiles too. Your mother sounds precious!

Mia said...

Your mom cracks me up!!!
Love the painting too!!


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