It is not uncommon to become sentimental at this time of year.  Yesterday, I came to the conclusion that so many women my age do…I have become my mother!

I am certain that this conclusion means so many different things to all women who utter aloud or

just acknowledge the fact inside their own heads.  Most of us become our mothers or the complete opposite extreme of becoming someone no one would ever associate with our mothers.  I have become my mother.  I couldn’t be more proud of anything!

The realization, although not for the first time, was reaffirmed yesterday when my mother and I drove to the The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC.  We went to see the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit.  This exhibit focuses on works Georgia O’Keeffe created while she spent time in our state, South Carolina.

When we entered the museum, we were greeted with this spectacular sculpture of Chihuly glass.

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It has become somewhat of a tradition for us to visit The Columbia Museum of Art at this time of year together.  In past years we have enjoyed exhibits of Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, and Annie Liebovitz.  It has become an outing that I look forward to a great deal.

Since I can remember, my mother has immersed me in art.  She has been an artist since before I existed.  I have grown up in homes (her homes) surrounded by art supplies, art,  and books.

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I remember her talking about going to workshops and artist retreats by herself and loving it.  I remember thinking, “she is so weird”.  I just didn’t get it!  I get it now!

My education in art and creativity began just after birth.  I have had the finest art teacher anyone could ever ask to have.  I am so incredibly thankful that my mom has shared with me this love of art.  I certainly hope to be able to share the gifts with others that she has shared with me.

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I look forward to our next visit to The Columbia Museum of Art.  I look forward to our discussions about art.  I look forward to every second that I have to share with my mom.

I am so happy that I have become my mother!

 

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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    Full Circle………My mother and I were different in so many ways…..but now; when I look in the mirrow; THERE SHE IS

    How nice it must be to share your art-i-ness…….

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Isn’t it amazing how we do become our mothers. There really is no one else I would rather become. I am so thankful that she passed her passion for art to my brother and me. So glad that you also see your mother when you look in the mirror. Thanks for sharing! Mary

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