Sunday, November 28, 2010

My Grandma, The Artist

Every time I go to my grandparents I stop a minute and admire the china cabinet.

Grandma's China

It's full of all kinds of cups, plates, bowls, gifts we've given my grandma over the years, pictures, and other random knickknacks... More importantly though, it houses all the china my Grandma has painted.

It seems like every piece I look at I don't believe she painted...

Grandma's China
This one is my favorite!

...until I search for a signature. There it is every time without fail.

Grandma's China

Many of her works include flowers....

Grandma's China

... And nature related stuff....

Grandma's China

...But she painted people also...

Grandma's China

Grandma's China

Grandma's China

Is there anything this woman can't do? I'd like to think there isn't ;-)

10 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL!! so i see the artistic talent...runs in the family! the flower and butterfly piece is awesome! what detail!

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  2. Truely a talented, sweet person! I always wanted to be doing what she was...but I only tried china painting once. Just wasn't my thing.

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  3. That's beautiful! So talented! These are the types of items families need to cherish.

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  4. Wow. I'm fascinated by the delicacy of hand and level of detail your gramdma used. I bet there's a story behind each item (or set of items). It's medium for storytelling that seems to have fallen out of fashion.

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  5. Wow, your grandma's work is absolutely stunning. Did she ever sell any of it or was it for her own collection?

    I went back to look at the pictures again....the detail is incredible. <3

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  6. Beautiful! Even moreso, considering how challenging it must have been to paint on irregular surfaces like that. Really like that china cabinet, too.

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  7. @Laura, Thanks! It DOES run in the family - for both sides.... but I'm not anywhere near THAT talented ;-)

    @Mom, What? Where is this piece? I want to see! Grandma said she had paint and china in the basement and thought I'd be good at it... but never said "hey lets try" :-(

    @Allison, They truly are items we should cherish. I hope to have one of those piece someday!

    @Steph it has fallen out of fashion, but I still love it! Not many people even have china on display these days!

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  8. Her work is very special. Thanks for sharing. The flower and butterfly work is my favorite.

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  9. That's amazing! I collect china (old transferware, mostly) but I don't paint it! Wow!

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