Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 24, 2009 Emelyn's ashes

Emelyn's ashes in a container set under a tile that Doug and I brought back from San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. This seems a bit fitting since mom had always wanted to go to San Miguel, I found references to San Miguel in her sketchbook writings - where to stay, the Instituto and Belles Arts and where to take classes, etc. Fleta's paw prints added for protection of her ashes, always aware she will spend hours in the studio once finished. Albeit backwards to the wall once the walls are put up, this corner is in my dad's studio, under the windows and is a safe spot to occupy. It is also on the south brook side of the building. Minutes later, I spread some more ashes over the concrete on the living space side of the building. I am guessing that we will place more of mom's ashes around as the building comes together. This building would not have happened if it was not for my mom, always creative, always encouraging my dad's creativity and always looking out for the best in life. Her work and her legacy is one to reflect upon and continue, creatively in this new space. Thanks Mom and Dad! I am so happy that Dad's building is coming along and am looking forward to dad in the studio again.