I remember my mother telling me: “You will understand me one day when you have your own children.” She was right, as a working mother and the engineer in the 60’s and 70’s she was a trailblazer. As an artistic person, she juggled career, family and home, at the same time writing poetry and always pursuing her artistic side. I only understood her challenges fully beginning about twenty some years ago, when I became a mother and started our antique business.
Mom has always been an inspiration to me, as well as the source for my foundations as she began to teach me about antiques, art and history from an early age. But the biggest inspiration she provided has been the strength of her character and her pioneering spirit.
Fast forward to today, our children have grown up: our son Chris is a great gourmet chef at the 2nd Street Bistro in Montana. Our daughter Rebecca is finishing college and working with us in the business, bringing a vibrant and young perspective. Both are creative and talented adults that are carving their imaginative niche in life, and my hope is that as they grow with their families, they will inspire their children as my mother and grandmother have inspired me.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere!
Being a mother is both the toughest job and the best job a woman can ever have, and I hope we all can continue to inspire and encourage the best in our future generations.
This lovely painting is this month’s Giveaway- just in time for Mother’s Day! It is a part of our collection of antique and reproduction original oil paintings showcased on our website. To see more of this beautiful art, visit our website.
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