My même would have been a 100 years old yesterday if she was alive today. I wanted to recognize her and her life in mine... as she was my first artistic influence. A strong, bold and creative soul with a full heart. Alzheimer's sadly took her early nearly 12 years ago yesterday. I still remember one of the last touching things she said to me in the care home that I won't forget. I showed her a photo of her and i in front of her painting, to remind her who I was. I told her that I had become a painter like her and she was a inspiration to me. She grabbed the photo with her " big hands" and responded simply " so I am in you " and I said yes you are and will always be.
The painting above is my même of a beautiful landscape from Venice and the painting below is mine of Cuba. Be creative always. Thank you meme, Clara Cloutier for inspiring me and others in your lifetime. You are remembered.