7.08.2010

Grandma's Purse: Art Supplies


My grandmother kept a bit of color inside her purse. She was a teacher for most of her life, but her passion was painting. I found a few paintings before but here are some more. 


This book jacket inspired her.


In the side pocket of her purse I found newspaper clippings. It's a bundle of inspiration.


She practiced drawing a chrysanthemum peony on the back of a church flyer. 

8 comments:

misocrazy said...

This is so precious! Love her painting.

Tera said...

I really like this post.

Raina Lee said...

aww ladies, thanks!

Pillows for the People said...

OMG! so beautiful!
xo p

Eve said...

That's a peony flower - not a chrysanthemum.

Raina Lee said...

Thanks Eve for the correction. That makes sense because she always liked peonies, and I am horrible with identifying flowers.

Eve said...

;) No probs. As a Baba Nyonya descendant, I am thought my flowers. One of my grandmother's favourite pastimes was sewing beaded shoes which utilises a lot of floral patterns. :D


Wiki on Peranakan Baba Nyonya : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peranakan

RETRO REVA said...

Stunning!

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