When I was in Seattle visiting my sister Rhoda, I finally took a photo of a painting that I had left unfinished at her home, which she had worked on and finished after I left. Which is fitting, because the painting was about new growth and finishing things. If she had not finished it, it would have been a most ironic painting.

I started it before I was integrated and then I left her home in such a hurry that I didn’t have time to finish it. I couldn’t wait to get back to Southern California and my kids. Rhoda always joked about being my 8th personality. And in a way, she was right. I had seven in my head but we have always been so close and I would never have survived my life if it weren’t for her. I can never thank her enough. She always tells me how strong I am but she was the one that was strong enough for both of us for years and years.

I think she did a lovely job finishing the painting. And she proclaims to have so little creativity…..

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  1. Oh my. I. Love. this. Painting. And I am serious. Utterly. How much for it? Really. Not kidding in the least. I absolutely love it… colors, images, abstractness, flowers (I love flowers)… and well it just makes me feel *good.*

    Really… you want to sell it. Tell me how much. Great work–BOTH of you.

  2. I love collages like this. I think taking something that was created for one purpose and totally changing it around for a completely separate purpose can have such awesome results. Is that tile, or something as hard, for the sun?

  3. I love this painting– so beautiful. And, I love that it was made by the two of you–sisters– creating a new beginning together– sorry to sound so schmaltzy– but it’s beautiful.

  4. […] that it’s been a long time since i’ve had so much interest in a painting. but when i stopped to think about it, of course i knew why. it’s because smart rhonda had something to do with it. she’s so creative and genuine that everyone picked up on that right away. THAT is why they love the painting. I mean, just go here and read what the comments say. And here! […]

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