Friday, August 31, 2012

Wilma's 'Hope'

I had the honor of having a Mother - Daughter in my workshop in Plains back in June, Wilma and Allison.
They sent me the sweetest letter, and a photo of Wilma, and they said I could share on my blog.

This letter is from Wilma, who was such a joy in the workshop, she jumped in with both feet, having such fun while she tore up pages!!

Dear Friend,
Thank you for the watercolor post card. I loved it and thank you for your kind words.
Last Friday and Saturday were most pleasant! I have found a hobby! Coco is not so happy because
she cannot sit in my lap when I am playing artist.
I finished the lady, and had a lot of problems with the background--instead of listening to you, I thought
that a pale blue sky with clouds would be wonderful Now, several layers of white are covering the blue.
I have named the picture Coco Charm. In spite of the problems, I am proud of her.
Now, I have started a new canvas-- a butterfly. I am heeding your advice and almost entirely covering the
canvas with my subject.
Allison and I had so much fun, and I appreciate your comfortable and encouraging teaching style. You are an artist and a teacher!
That's a good bio.
I will not be at the wine and clay festival this year--sorry.
Please call me some day when you might get to Lubbock and go to lunch with me.
Best Regards,
Wilma
This next letter is from her daughter, Allison, and it goes with the photo of Wilma.   In my opinion, this is what art is about. For some, a joy, some...beauty, but for others it can be healing and a life line.  I love it for all reasons!
Suzy,

I wanted you to know how much your class meant to me and my mom.  We both had such a great time!  My mother, Wilma Edwards, is totally hooked on creating torn paper collages now.  She always has a project going or is thinking and looking for what to create next. 
I wanted you to know that she is honored to have her artwork hanging at the Joe Arrington Cancer Center in Lubbock. l have attached a photo of her standing beside her work entitled "Hope" which is hanging in the waiting area for the Breast Cancer Center.  She is herself a survivor and wanted to create something that would give others hope as they face the battle ahead.  I am so proud of her and her accomplishments!  I wanted to share this with you as you were instrumental in getting her started on this creative road.  I believe that God put you in our lives to fulfill a purposeful role in bringing joy and accomplishment to her.  Thank you for that!  I will try to send you other photos of her finished pieces when I get more of them photographed.  Stay in touch.

With sincere thanks,
Allison Robertson

1 comment:

Kay Smith said...

Great work here and great true stories!