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A Mother’s Apothecary


A Mother's Apothecary

I wanted to share with you what I created about a month after my Mom passed this year. This piece just came to me one day and I feel like she inspired it. I was tearing up making it, part of my grieving process. This is an altered cigar box that I had for years but never knew what I wanted to do with it. I knew it was a special box and I didn’t want to mess it up. The thing I liked about this box was the sliding cover to close an open this piece. This has become a treasured piece in my home that I just can’t part with. It’s in my studio on a shelf and I know that I can look at it and grab whatever I need for that day.

Mom and my youngest Lily Bean a few months before our world changed. I get my creativity from her. <3

Mom and my youngest Lily Bean a few months before our world changed. I get my creativity from her. ❤

I knew even though my mom is gone she is still with me in spirit, heart, how I raise my own daughters and I know she would want me to have all of these special things in my life. A mother’s love is never truly gone even when she is. She will always be a part of me and I will see her again one day in Heaven. This is my little medicine cabinet. These special things are: Love, Joy, Faith, Wisdom, Courage and a dash of Luck. This piece has a lot of heart and soul.

I altered this piece to look very vintage, I put the date 1908 just because. I’ve included bits of paper, canvas, paint, buttons, stickers, bottles, jewelry, micro beads, pearls as well as a broken piece from a pair of vintage reading glasses to see things closer. I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I do. Feel free to ask or comment on it.

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Sweet Smiles


I wanted to get a photo of Lilyanna and I today because I’m the photographer in my family and I’m never in any photos. I used the cool forward facing camera on my iPhone and took the first photo. Lily noticed us on the screen and instantly started smiling. It was so sweet, she just kept making the sweetest faces for me. My realtor tonight told me babies don’t smile this early. I proved him wrong with these photos to which he replied, “those are wonderful and such a sweet mother daughter moment, you need to blow those up!” 🙂 I ❤ my Lilybean!

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