“PERSEVERENCE” watercolor by kayti sweetland rasmussen

Just as the tiny tree in this painting struggles through rocky soil to reach its independence and achieve its potential, we too struggled to loose the loving bonds of our mothers.

We spread our wings and announced to the world at large “Look! We have listened; we have learned; we can survive”

We have been blessed, and we are grateful.

Author: kaytisweetlandrasmussen83

I am a retired fine arts teacher, sculptor/painter, writer, and a native Californian. I love my family,dogs, horses, movies, reading and music, probably in that order. I have been married forever to a very nice man who is nice to old ladies, dogs and children.

10 thoughts on “OUR MOTHERS”

  1. It’s true, isn’t it? Loving bonds need loosening too, sometimes. As for perseverance, I like the way your painting seems to capture the ability of a growing plant of any sort to split the earth, the rock, and emerge into the light. It reminds me of Dylan Thomas’s wonderful line — “the force that through the green fuse drives the flower drives my green age.”

    I hope your day was wonderful. For once, I stayed in most of the weekend and kept the camera in the bag. Dinner with a friend on Friday, farmers’ market on Saturday, and getting a new post up were great successes. And the kitty’s feeling better! It’s all good.


    1. I wasn’t familiar with Thomas’s quotation, but it is apt. I finally got that twig up out of the ground into the light of day.
      Our day was great with grandson, girlfriend and grand-dog joining us for brunch. They brought delicious pastries and I made a crab quiche, and we drank French champagne. Altogether satisfying.

      We watched the old movie “Joy Luck Club in the afternoon, which turned out to be more depressing than uplifting than I remembered. Dr. A was ready for a murder mystery in evening. Glad that Dixie Rose if on the mend. It’s troubling when they are below par. Your weekend sounds just about right to me.

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