Black Eyed Susans
Black Eyed Susan's remind me of love. Simply because of a time in my life I needed love the most and was shown it in the most amazing way! At the time of my mother's passing, I was 7 months pregnant. I was heartbroken and in both absolute grief over my mom and genuine excitement over my soon to be daughter. I hadn't bought a single thing for my daughter's arrival and since she would be my second child, I was not expecting a baby shower. Long story short, a month before she was born my friends and family surprised me with a baby shower. I have never felt so many emotions in all my life! The story was, before my mom passed, she talked to my aunt about throwing me a shower. She was planning to be there and had all the details in her mind. My aunt made her wish come true, and the decorations and details were exactly everything she would have done. I saw my mom in every single detail. I was so overcome by emotions. I felt so loved like never before.
My mom loved Black Eyed Susan's so the theme of these flowers were all around, symbolizing her presence. I always think of this time when I paint these flowers.
There is nothing like a Mother's love, and I love the things that remind me of her.
This painting was created on an 8" x 8" wood cradled panel and framed in a 10" x 10" float frame. I used some texture medium on the base of this acrylic painting. I love looking for beauty from the rough places. A beautiful gloss finishes this painting and makes these flowers dance!