One of the hardest things to come to terms with since my Mum died has been the loss of clarity of my memories...the blurred edges of things I never thought I'd forget.
This painting helped me to remember...not in the sense that I could recapture exact conversations, but her exuberance, her love of life and the feeling of her being in her element on my Wedding Day.
On the day itself I'm sure I was very self absorbed but the painting made Mum the centre of my attention, capturing the details of her dress that my sister found for her and the hat she had made to match and was so chuffed with.
I felt like I was doing her makeup and sharing her joy through her eyes. We made a new memory and its accuracy lives in my heart.