It has been a while since I last posted, and strictly I keep this art related, giving a bit a background and substance to the art work I like to try out. But on the 16th of February of this year something happened that changed my (and that of my other 8 siblings) life forever. And while this is quite personal, the way we, as a family reacted, I think is very appropriate to my blog.
On the 16th of February, this year, my Mum suddenly passed away. It was absolutely devastating to us. Mum was our world and we were hers. Everyone that knew her, knew her as the woman with nine kids. She was a fantastic woman, but first and foremost she was a fantastic mother.
In a family of nine kids, this tragic event actually brought us closer than ever before. In a bid to keep the family together in the family home, I decided to move back home and look after the 5 dependant children still living at home, with the support of my family, friends and the community. And through this tough time we looked for ways to express our grief, but also our love for our mum.
Mum was a highly creative individual, and thus nine highly creative children were also produced. And mother’s day was just around the corner, after her passing, so we decided to honour her in the way we felt most comfortable with; through creativity.
Shots on the day:
In honour of Bernie Cudlipp, the best possible mum to nine children she adored and who adored her right back. With all the Love in the world, Rhiannon ❤