I've always wondered why Mothers' Day is different in the UK - we had ours in March. I got chocolate - yay!!
This post is part of the blog carnival I take part in along with my fellow artists in the Jewelry Artisan's Community .
I made my lovely Mum some beads for Mothers' Day this year (surprise, surprise! *grin*).
But I forgot to take photos, so I'll show you something completely different!!
Years ago, when I was travelling around India - I mean years ago - in my early 20's, I picked up a few pieces of rock in Mahabilapuram (now Mammalapuram), where many Indian stone sculptors are trained. Using only my tiny penknife and rubbing on flagstones to smooth it, I carved this for my mother.
The symbol on the front face in the first photo is the Sanskrit form for the mantra 'Ma', meaning mother. There's a big 'J' - her initial, a fish - which relates to our surname. The stylised sunflower is something I have drawn for years.
If you've the inclination to see what my fellow bloggers have to say about Mothers' Day - you can follow these links :)
Saturday, 12 May 2012
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
My 'Mantra' cuff is featured in the latest issue of Serendipity Magazine! Issue 4 - Symbols in Art.
I'm on pages 71 and 72 if you'd like to read the story behind my cuff.