This was created for the pink challenge and for the Once Upon A Sketch Challenge (design sketch by the greatly talented Nadia Cannizzo). A tribute to my grandma, a beautiful sweet soul.
After several years of living away from my hometown, I decided it was time to move back and spend some time with my grandmother before time escaped. Her health was fragile. Every weekend I would go to see her, bring her flowers from the market and sit and chat. Boy could that woman chat!
In our weekly conversations, I sat and listened to old family stories, dreams from her youth that would never be, regrets, successes and perhaps a few stories that made me go ,"hmmmmmmm Grandma, really?" I cherished our visits.
She loved flowers in her tiny little garden but was no longer able to plant any so I became her "able- bodied hands" for planting. One fall, I planted a good 200 bulbs for her - pink and yellow tulips. I also planted 200 bulbs in my garden. We were gonna have a contest to see whose bulbs would grow and whose bulbs would get dug up and eaten by the squirrels.
In the spring her garden was a bloom with the biggest most gorgeous tulips. She'd call me and ask how mine were. I had about a dozen. We laughed and laughed at my pathetic garden skills.
Grandma passed away that July.
She is missed daily. Truly an angel here and certainly hanging with the angels "there".
Incidentally, these are the only 3 tulips in my garden. That's all I have. I took this photo on Mother's Day to remember her and our giggles over my crummy garden.
I used the Dusty Attic Dusty In Bloom Flowers - Bridal Veil DA0805 and inked the edges pink with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar and Cats Eye Pastels in pink.
I also used the Dusty Attic Baroque Corners DA0543 over the top of the wings.
I thank you kindly.
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