decoupage .. my mom always put pictures on anything she could find, wood, lamp shades, tee shirts....this is her wedding day, second marriage, to Randy.
abalone, always on all our tables as ashtrays.
beautiful treasures found on the beaches in Aptos, gifts from the pacific, remnants of life.
my mother use to record audio random times in our house, even arguments between her and my dad, or when she would want me to "talk to it" (press play)
"The only thing that makes life worth living is the possibility of experiencing now and then a perfect moment. And perhaps even more than that, it's having the ability to recall such moments in their totality, to contemplate them like jewels." Paul Bowles
my mom's orange boots that she wore on her first date with Randy.
6 year old hand
my mom kept these things from my childhood, they have become more meaningful to me, because they are her treasures.
our silverware when I was growing up, I was always so interested in other people's silverware as it seemed so different and ornate compared to ours...
box of memories...
First Photo notes
I still believe.....
so many drawings for my mom with rainbows, hearts, and I love you.