Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mimi's Bouquet



If there was ever a flower that personified little Mimi, it is clearly the daisy. Simple, cheerful, bright, spirited, sweet, happy. I bought a bouquet of daisies to honor her on the day we had to put her down, I placed them near her bed. We had a vet come to the house for her transition.
I needed to paint these daisies before they wilted. It has only been 12 days, and they are showing no signs of winding down. Mimi went full-tilt till the very end - lived exhuberantly, found/invented games in unremarkable situations, offered up love and laughs generously. She was simply a conduit to joy, that I could access whenever I needed a "hit".  It's spring, the flowers and emerging buds remind me that I'm still surrounded by joy, it's just a matter of remembering to let it in.

Mimi's Bouquet
11x11" Acrylic,  Not for Sale

6 comments:

Giselle McMenamin said...

Lovely painting and post honoring Mimi!

Jerry Stocks said...

What a love tribute to Miss Mimi and also a beautiful painting as well.

Robin Rosenthal said...

Lovely painting. Mimi was very lucky to have had you for family.

Patti Mollica said...

thanks, friends. its a process, thank god i can put my thoughts into painting, it helps so much.

Nora MacPhail said...

Fantabulous reflected light in the grays of your flowers. Awesome!

Anne said...

it's a process,

lord, yes

The painting and what you had to say about Mimi brought tears. Not a bad thing.

Mimi's message: "Life is good!"

Indeed