Saturday, December 11, 2010

Memories in a Tin

Memoires in a tin, I have been thinking of my mum a lot lately.
I have been missing her voice, her guidance especially with a lot going on in my life. My art has always saved me sanity wise, not money wise.
So I sat down and made elements that made up parts of my mum to me. She loved to sew and we often received home made goodies. One Christmas I remember I wanted a Golliwog (am I still allowed to sat that Political correctness and all) I remember running to the Christmas tree, Christmas morning and there it was my beloved golliwog. Mum had been up finishing it for me. I hold on to these memories.
Mum was always putting things into tins and jars bits and bobs from who knows where . Mum loved flea market I think that where I got my passion for junking.
These are somethings she had in her draw after she passed away.so that’s what I did in this memory tin to help keep her close to me.





24 comments:

kecia said...

how very sweet, Jen. lovely tribute and elegant use for such humble items.

suziqu's thread works said...

What a magnificent keepsake in memory of your most treasured mum.
It could be placed as a daily reminder of her cherished love.
How special is that?
All good wishes,
Suzy

SummersStudio said...

This is a lovely way to remember your Mum. I can't help but think she'd be pleased to see that you put this together with her in your thoughts.

Samantha Marshall said...

It's so beautiful Jen!!!!

NuminosityBeads said...

This really is special, Jen.
What a nice way to remember your mum.

xoxo Kim

Celeste said...

This is a perfectly gorgeous sentimental keepsake Jen.

Linda Cain said...

this is just wonderful Jen! I love it!

Linda

Lucy said...

Dear Jen,
What a lovely homage to your Mum! Your words bought tears to my tees. Have just spent the weekend with my Mum who is 90 years old.
Hugs Lucy

Glenda said...

That is a wonderful keepsake of your Mum Jen. Cheers Glenda

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful work Jen!! I am sure that your Mum is smiling!! I ahve often looked at the Singer sewing decal and thought of using it. it was never in a machine that I could dismember however!!!

Kim Palmer said...

There is nothing more beautiful than those things which come straight from the heart. This piece is especially poignant Jen, truly lovely. Funnily enough my brothers and I have a very similar memory that also includes an overwhelming desire for one of those oh so politically incorrect toys. We were lucky enough to find ours, hand made by Mum, under our christmas tree too! It still today one of our most treasure memories.

Oxana said...

Love it!!!!! Gorgeous art piece!

Riki Schumacher said...

So beautiful Jen, love your piece. And how special is that, of your mom. Great inspiration for me. Hugs, Riki

Riki Schumacher said...

Jen, sorry, but what is a golliwog? Can they eat you? Ha ha. Riki

sue said...

What a lovely momento Jen - I hope it made you feel a bit less lonesome for your Mum too.

Kathy said...

Fabulous keepsake and a touching post. Just lovely...

lindacreates said...

So beautiful Sis and so important to keep those memories alive. As you wear this close to your heart you will have a part of your Mum with you. I am sorry you don't have her to bounce off life's problems. I haven't been there like I need to be with all going on in our lives. I will work on being there more for you.

Love you Sis

Michelle said...

Just amazing! Lovely piece.

Gaye Todd said...

What a wonderful keepsake. Xx

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Jen, the first box, the copper one is 5" x 3". This brass one is about 2 1/2" big. They sure are fun! Thanks Jen. Riki

vintage moon studio said...

I know how you are missing your Mom, as am I. This is such a wonderful piece to keep close to your heart. Sending loads of love, hugs and wishes to you and your family for a magical Christmas and healthy, happy New Year. Miss you!! xox Deb

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Jen, I hope we cross paths one day too! Wouldn't that be wonderful. Next time you're in the states maybe??? Oh please! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Yes, that WH is pretty cute, huh? Love ya girl, Riki

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Beautiful Jen. I'm inspired to create something in memory of my mom, as her 3rd year anniversary is next week. Our mom's are always near and dear.

Anne Lambert said...

Hello, I have just found your blog and am absolutely stunned.
The 'Memories in a tin" piece took my eye and when I really looked at it,my Dad is in there ! the rectangular silver piece in the lower lefthand corner has his name on it ? I am wondering if the D.Lowe named is a relative of yours ? I didn't read all the writing, sorry, I was so shocked. Love to hear from you. Anne