Thursday, July 19, 2012

You are my sunshine...

Every time I travel back to my childhood home, I discover something new and it usually revolves around my mother. She is a woman to be reckoned with, a woman who does not sit still for long...a woman with an art gallery. She has had many over the years. They generally stay within the same location, but they take on different shapes and sizes each time I visit. I have to say, her most recent venture is probably my favourite and that says a lot because this gallery business has been going on for as long as I can remember.

If you happen upon my mother's art gallery...I think many of you would find something to inspire. What you see on Monday could be totally different on Tuesday. She is always moving, changing, decorating...she never loses sight of her creativity. Seeing that I get back every few years, I enjoy photographing her gallery as a keepsake of my visit. I know my mother, what I see this trip will be very different the next time I am in town.

With that in mind, I thought I would share a few pics....

If you are the crafty type, there are plenty of ideas to contemplate.
I have my eye on the seashell collection below.. (wink, wink to Mom).

 I love this gallery for the window below...there are three windows 
along this little studio in her gallery, all looking out to sea. 
Her faithful dog, Muffin, is always at her side.

 A paper mache paper lantern...have a think on that one. 
If you could create your own, what would you choose to enhance it?

Every corner of the room has something of intrigue.

Dance in the rain? Why not?

A note attached to a ribbon on the door above.

There are messages everywhere...her spirit is true.

My favourite of all..outside her studio window, for all to see...

Like mother, like daughter...I am passing the same message on to you.


Thank you for visiting and reading along! 

You can find my mother's sunshine and more...
 in the Rocky Neck Art



  1. Jeanne, I love your mother's art gallery. I felt so good just looking at the photographs - imagine actually being there!

  2. Dear Jeanne,
    Your mum sounds great ....... her life is filled with so much and she must enjoy every minute of it. You obviously take after her !
    Have a lovely, restful time. XXXX

  3. I feel as if I've been on a mini-vacation before my second cup of coffee! Like daughter. You make me happy when skies are grey!

  4. Your mom is so talented. I like her paintings. So sweet....sweet sunshine mother and daughter.

  5. Lucky daughter, and lucky mom to have a supporter like you. I want to see your mother's work up close. I'll definitely stop in on my next visit to Cape Ann!

  6. You're mum sounds wonderful and I love her gallery, the location and all the beauty within... Thanks so much for sharing. You have both provided sunshine on an otherwise dreary day. Blessings to you both
    Jo x

  7. What happiness! Creativity abounding plus so much love too. This post made me smile broadly Jeanne. And now I need to go back to revisit the photos because there really is too much to take in all at once. A very inspiring reminder how every day is an opportunity.

    Hope your shoulders have dropped a bit!

  8. Jeanne... The colors!!! Oh my, everything is wonderfully bright and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  9. what lovely pictures! how nice to be surrounded by so much inspiration. thank you for sharing these with us. your mother must be an amazing woman.

  10. Jeanne, I love your mom's gallery! And I'll bet things fly out of there because of her passion that she passes on. To be surrounded by all that art makes anyone want some of it and maybe create some of their own. My hat is off to her for motivating others to add beauty to their life. Thanks for sharing her with us.

  11. you have an adorable mom! loved the visit to her most recent venue:)

  12. Beautiful images and the view of the ocean from the window with the boats bobbing looks so peaceful and serene.
    A perfect spot to be inspired to paint.

  13. Your mum sounds like a fascinating woman and your images make me want to visit this magical place more than ever.

  14. Jeanne, I think great women run in your family. Your mother's gallery..well, lets just say it's a place I'd love to spend many a hour. How fortunate you are to have such a wonder mother and such a special place to go home to.

    Thanks for sharing a sliver of her world with us. X

  15. How wonderful!!!!! I so hope that when my kids are grown and gone, that they'll be coming back now and again to see what new things I am up to - a wonderful tribute to your mother Jeanne

    PS I am sharing the cushion quote on my fb page with a link to you xx

  16. what a lovely and inspiring place. thank you for sharing it with us. (and yes, we can see where you get your creativity from!)

  17. Okay I love your mother and I have never met her! Explains the extraordinary daughter...

  18. I love the colours she has painted her floors - well actually I love her whole studio space, but the floors especially caught my eye - after admiring the art, of course.

  19. How wonderful, Jeanne!
    Tell your Mom I think her gallery is enchanting. Perfectly Cape Ann!

  20. great inspiration. thanx dear.

  21. It was so delightful to read about and see the pictures of your mom and her studio.
    New England is so lovely at this time of year.
    What a wonderful studio she has and her dog muffin is adorable.
    Thanks for sharing <3

  22. Absolutely charming!...... what a wonderfully vibrant mother you must have!

  23. I love the energy and creativity of your mother. You certainly inherited it, Jeanne.


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