My friend Kate died yesterday after a year long fight against a brain tumor.
Her wonderful family was huge and she was right in the middle.
She was a tireless worker, had three jobs, and raised three sons. Her husband and family and friends rallied around her right up to the end. My heart goes out to all of them. Kate will be missed so much.This is her last piece, done with her left hand as her right side was not able to move.
It looks so hopeful to me- tree of life burning bright.
I put aside my religious study for today but somehow my rendition of Kate ended up looking like the Madonna ( not really like her!)
She was a wonderful mother. She made beautiful pottery (in the painting the 7 bowls represent her siblings- the three hands - her sons, her ring- her husband Scott, her beloved pets, her home and her garden, the sketch pad, her pastels.
We love you Kate. You are around us still by the beauty you gave to us.