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The Mending



The Mending
watercolor on paper
20 x14 cm
  
The inspiration for my painting is loosely based on a photo from an on-line art friend for our monthly art challenge. The tomato pin cushion brings back warm memories of my grandmother who always lovingly mended everything on demand for us. Basic sewing skills can be crucial to important relationships.

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  1. What a lovely subject, and a great painting, Celia! Love it!

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    1. Thank you for your kindness, Judy! Hope you have a nice weekend!

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  2. You made a great still life arrangement and the buttons added the perfect finishing touch to the story it tells.
    I still have my mother's button box and toss in the little extra buttons which sometimes come with a blouse or shirt. Once in a while I have to use a needle and thread.

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    1. How funny, Julie! Thank you for noticing the buttons, and I'm happy it does tell a story. I love it when simple objects bring back memories for us.

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  3. Elle est très jolie et pleine de beau souvenir ♡

    Gros bisous Celia et bon week end

    Manon

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    1. Thank you very much Manon, wishing you a wonderful week! xx

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  4. Dear Celia this is a super painting. I love the title too. I still have a pin cushion just like the one in your painting. Just lovely friend. Hugs

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    1. I had one but it started loosing the filling it was so old! Thank you for your kind comment! Wish you a great week!

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  5. I love this painting Celia!
    A gorgeous still life of such a simple task as mending and sewing, described with gorgeous colors and great objects...
    I still have a pincushion just like the one you painted!

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    1. Hi Martine, thank you! Really a wonderful compliment! Hugs!!

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  6. This seems like such a complex subject, really admire the way you painted it , bravissima !

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    1. Thank you Jane, the challenge was to not use masking fluid, I am trying to work on that. Loved your exhibition!!

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  7. A lovely piece which also reminds me of my Mom... LOVE it!

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    1. Thank you Hilda, really makes me happy to hear! Hugs

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  8. Really lovely painting Celia. My favourite of yours. xx

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    1. Thank you Laura, really means a lot!! Hugs

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  9. Lovely!!! It tells quite a story and I'm sure we can all relate to it. My mom had one of those strawberry pin cushions...and it seemed to always be out.

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    1. I am happy to hear it reminds you of your mom, Joan. Thank you for your kind comment!!

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  10. Your painting is charming, Celia.
    The pin cushion...I bought my first one for a Girl Scout project using gingham fabric because the squares help us learn how to make even stitches. Thank you for helping to bring up the wonderful memory.
    Happy First Week of Spring!

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  11. Celia, love this painting! It brings back many happy childhood memories. Admittedly, my tomato pin cushion doesn't get much use anymore....

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