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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mother Earth

It's been a sad week in the Philipson household. On Saturday my mother-in-law, Annie, fell asleep for the last time. She was nearly 94, and had suffered dreadfully from Alzheimer's Disease for the last 10 years. So although it wasn't unexpected (and if we are being entirely honest - seeing her deteriorate to a nil quality of life - often wished for) it's still a shock when the day finally comes. So very final.

At a bit of a loss what to make for this weeks post, I decided to share a pair I have ready for a show I'm doing at the end of the month on LBA Designers Galleria Showcase with my friends Helen Backhouse, Lucy Haslam, and Jeni Houser Alasad. We are calling it Mother Earth - entirely appropriate for today.

These are called 'Pachamama' - the Inca goddess of the earth, or Mother Earth. A tribute to Annie. Not that she'd ever have worn them though - far too big and ostentatious!




The ceramics are distinctively Mari-Carmen Rodriguez Martinez. Proper goddess headdress they are too. Completed with tiny colourful seed beads on waxed irish linen and glossy wooden tribal figures.



  
         Hope you can join us there - I'll be donating the price of this pair to the Alzheimers Society.

                                                              See you in two weeks

                                                                       Lindsay x

                                                              
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17 comments:

  1. Absolutely perfect mrs,and I'm sending hugs to you all and thinking about you both xxxx

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  2. I shared a similar journey...bless you, these are a great tribute. Beautiful earrings. x

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  3. Our journey as Mother Earth...it is a lovely tribute. Hugs to you and your family xx

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  4. I agree, what a lovely tribute. Art is the best way to deal with hard time. All my best to you and your family xo

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    1. It so is Loralee. At my worst moments a new pair of earrings created is a healing process.

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  5. Lindsay I have experienced the same process with my own sweet mother, and the finality of it paralyzed me for a long time, despite wishing and hoping her suffering would end. Be extra kind to yourself and those who lost their mother. It’s all so very.....final. I still ache five years later, nearly every day. The earrings!!!! As a tribute are beautiful; in general are truly outstanding! Your work has continued to change and grow and I am amazed with each new design. ❤️

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    1. Yes it so is Norbel. I went through it with my own mum, for 15 years, but had my sister and we supported each other. I should hate to do it alone. And you always miss your mum.

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  6. Sorry to hear your sad news but a lovely tribute, Liz. X x

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  7. Oh, I love these earrings, Lindsay--they're just perfection. Hugs and love to you, my friend--I do think Pachamama would approve of this lovely tribute to Mrs. Annie. 💗

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  8. So sorry for your loss, Lindsay. A tough time. Glad creating helps xx

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  9. I am so so sorry for your loss Lindsay. I can totally relate to what you are going through, having lost my both my parents in the last 3 years. Take good care of yourself. I hope you can find some comfort in creating. These earrings are very special! A tribute indeed.

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  10. Sorry to hear about your loss Lindsay. What a perfect tribute!! 🤗❤️

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