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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #9 - "Daisy Love"


Oil on Canvas

Available for delayed sale

Mom loved daisies - and she also wrote poetry. Daisies were on the cover of the program for her funeral service, and little girls wove them into garlands for their hair at the celebration of her life. She said she wanted a party! I just had to honor her with this painting. Here is one of her poems:

The Daisy

I remember in my childhood,
I was walking one nice day
With my mother, in a garden,
Where the flowers bloomed so gay!
I bent down to pick a rosebud,
(‘twas a very lovely hue)
but my mother said "Don't pick it,
for it's not the thing to do."

As we were heading homeward through a field of daisies fair -
I was filled with joy and pleasure
at the great profusion there.
And my mother smiled and told me
that since these were only weeds
I could pick as many "flowers"
as would fill my every need...

by Carolyn Schulte

This image is available as a 5x7 blank greeting card for $3.75 each plus shipping; send an e-mail to me. Also available as a giclee in a range of sizes, on paper or canvas. Click here for information.

I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Art work may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details

This exhibit tells the story about painting a pink plastic Adirondack chair. The chair represents my mother, Carolyn Elizabeth Pedersen Schulte, of Rochester, NY, who passed on June 5th, 2011. She was a wonderful woman, full of love for everyone around her, and she loved this bright color pink. She was proud of me as an artist and would love what I am doing. I take the chair to favorite places of hers and to places or situations I know she would have liked. It is a way for me to grieve and to celebrate her life. I talk to her as I paint and make sure that she would want to be where the chair has been placed. 

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