Thursday, August 24, 2017

family portrait

We all grow up with the weight of history on us. 
Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains 
as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge 
hidden in every cell of our bodies. 

~Shirley Abbott

for Dr. Fostenia Baker
a remarkable lady and friend

Call it a clan, 
call it a network,
 call it a tribe,
 call it a family: 
Whatever you call it, 
whoever you are, 
you need one.”

Jane Howard

Read this family's story
See the documentary featuring Dr. Fostenia Baker

 sharing at paintpartyfriday


  1. I love this work! Best wishes, Sadami

  2. Wonderful art, great to see the process shots, too. Thanks for sharing the art and words. Hugs, Valerie

  3. That's an amazing watercolor! Your friend must have been thrilled to receive this fabulous family portrait.

  4. wow- such an exquisite painting, just amazing. great quote too. Happy PPF!

  5. This is amazing, and I loved seeing all the in-between steps! Happy PPF!

  6. OMG!!!! This is absolutely stunning. If fact it is breath taking.

  7. What an extraordinary painting. This fills my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give. I have one of these families,'ve caught the beauty of family in this painting.

  8. Your wonderful art gives me chills. I can never thank you enough for sharing it.

  9. This is so lovely and moving, the art, the quote. Spectacular seeing it come to life!
    ~~ Irene

  10. Really love the stories here 1/ the painting emerges 2/ the family emerges. Such a powerful message ....... the family.... it's what it's all about


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