There’s not so much to be positive about at the moment, but we can at least take a moment to think about and celebrate our mothers.
I have much to thank my mother for not least her interest in the visual arts. She was in the audience for one of my early forays into the world of fashion when she attended a catwalk show in London where some of my work was presented. And, she did see my daughter the evening she went off to her Prom in a painted silk chiffon dress I’d made.
However, sadly she never knew I launched a business with an online boutique.
Of course, for those of you lucky enough to still have your mothers in your lives there are plenty of gifts of all types and kinds these days. There are edible, wearable, watchable, doable, learnable and give-aid-able gifts on offer.
Naturally, in the ‘wearable’ option there are my hand painted silk scarves!
15 thoughts on “Mother’s Day 2022”
Enjoyed all the photographs, hope you do lots of business.
Thank you. Well, on the business front think tough times means less money for extravagant gifts.
Great looking items, Agnes, hope you do well
Thank you. A swish of colour brings a bit of cheer.
It most certainly does, Agnes!
I love these occasional glimpses of your mother that you share. She was quite a force of nature, I think.
Ahh, yes, that’s one way to describe her. You don’t always realise as a kid that your mum is known as larger than life as she’s just your mum. She looks very serious in this photo, but her nickname when she was young was Smiler.
That’s interesting. Your mother has similar facial bone structure and hairstyle to mine, circa 1940. Must post a photo one day.
Imagine being the lucky girl sent off to her prom in one of your creations. Both daughter and niece look fantastic.
Good luck with Mother’s Day sales.
Thank you. Somehow don’t think sales are going to be great this year as UK now in middle of massive cost of living crisis. And, our super rich Chancellor has utterly no comprehension how ordinary people live. Yesterday, he promised a tax cut in two years time!! I cannot express in public what I think about Johnson and his Cabinet of pitiless worms.
We’ll have a federal election in May. Still waiting for the date to be announced. Watch Morrison pull a rabbit out of the hat and get re-elected.
Oh I expect he’ll benefit from all the ‘we can’t change leaders in the middle of a global crisis’ rubbish. Johnson has done virtually nothing, looks like a pathetic, shambling tramp amongst the other world leaders, and yet apparently his polling has improved.
Johnson really is embarrassing, isn’t he? I wish I could remember the name of a book I heard about that delved into how the British Public School system is turning out politicians entirely unsuited to the task.
I think there’s at least three recent books on that theme. There’s ‘Engines of Privilege’ by Francis Green and David Kynaston, ‘Posh Boys’ by Robert Verkaik and another is ‘Sad Little Men’ by Richard Beard. Can’t think why we’ve had this recent proliferation!!!
I’ve added all three to my reading list. As you say, any one of them could have been the one that first caught my attention. Clearly, very, very topical.
In all honesty my blood pressure couldn’t take reading even one of them!