From the "Essence of Summer" Collection of Rose Paintings
By Jean Haines
Having lived all over the world I have discovered that the date of Mothers Day varies depending on where you live. For those living in UK today is Mothering Sunday. Lucky Mums will be woken with cups of tea, given bunches of flowers along with pretty cards and taken out for a Mothering Sunday lunch.. It is a special day.
Earlier this week I bought a variety of flowers for my workshop so that everyone attending had the opportunity to paint from life rather than a photograph.This to me is the very best way to capture exciting and unique results.The florist mentioned that this weekend the price of flowers would be very high.
Considering the humble beginning of giving gifts to Mothers it seems such a turn of events. Years ago servants would be allowed to visit their Mothers as an annual day off. They would usually go to Church and families united would enjoy simple fayre. Posies given could have been picked from hedgerows. Cakes were often made to be offered as gifts and the whole day was one where everyone could simply treasure the joy of being together.
Love is such a small word that can be expressed in the most amazing of ways.
I hope this Mothering Sunday the true meaning behind the day exists for many.
To show Mothers just how much they are loved and appreciated.
Happy Mothers Day!