In many countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May but here in the UK, Mother’s Day falls in March which this year, is next weekend. However, like many extraneous seasonal events, I won’t be celebrating. Although this time, it’s not because I don’t go in for all those so-called “Hallmark Holidays”. It’s because my Mum is no longer here.
For those of us who have lost our Mummies, Mother’s Day can be painful. Not that we’d begrudge anyone else celebrating their Mothers (and so they bloody should!), but despite being a Mum myself (and I do so look forward to receiving a loving message from Number 1 son… HINT!) it’s a day that can be clouded with sadness.
But although I may not have a card to send, that doesn’t mean I can’t make a heartfelt present for the first Goddess in my life. And what better way to honour my Mum’s memory than with a creative way to display her photo?
As you might expect, this time of year sees the shops top-to-toe with spring bouquets and chintzy Mother’s Day gifts but even were she alive to see it, I have a feeling my Mummy would be yearning for something different.
Well… I must have got my quirkiness from somewhere!
So I went to work using my newfound love of Mixed Media to create a piece of art I’d like to think my Mummy would be proud of.
A piece of art that allows me to see her every, single day.
On the Hallway console right by the front door.
I don’t have many photos of my beautiful Mum, so I didn’t use an original. But in these days of smartphones and easy access to digital images, it’s no skin printing out a photo to keep our precious mementoes safe.
Making art provides us with the chance to get creative and I love how a Mixed Media canvas allows me to honour the woman who created me
Not just on Mother’s Day, but all year long.
This project was a very personal creation, but I hope you like it. Perhaps you feel inspired to get creative with a photo of your Mum?
Given that I’ll probably be avoiding all things Mum-related next week, I’ll get in early now and wish all the Mummies out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you have a brilliant Mothering Sunday. You are all heroes and deserve to be spoiled rotten.
A hui hou,