Monday, April 11, 2011

First Impressions

I had the great delight to visit the Speed Museum with my Mother to view a collection of Impressionist paintings. The collection was hung on serene deep blue walls. How lovely to visit and share our thoughts on art, life, and our impressions of great artworks. On tuesday, my dear Mother celebrates her 84th birthday. I feel so fortunate to be with her. Hope each of you are off to a good start today. Leave good first impressions wherever you go!

26 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

I love Impressionist paintings...Happy Birthday to your dear Mother I hope her day is extra special.

I Dream Of said...

What a wonderful impression this post has left with me. Such a lovely, restful painting.
Happy Birthday to your mum! Glad you were able to enjoy the time with her.
Jeanne

meenal bishnoi said...

what a beautiful post, patricia..the words even more than the image..may you get to spend many more beautiful years with your mother..have a lovely new week..xx meenal

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

How poetic. Happy birthday to your mother. She clearly did a very very good job at raising her children! You make a lasting impression.

Julie

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! A wonderful birthday gift to celebrate her day and doing the things you both love. xo

Nessa said...

Mother - daughter days are so good for the heart and soul. Happy Birthday to your wonderful mother!

Sherri Cassara said...

The museum sounds wonderful - deep blue walls is unusual for a museum; it sounds amazing and I would love to see that too! How nice that you have your mother to share that with!
Happy week ;)

Kelley said...

How lucky to be able to see some Impressionist paintings in person. My mom and I visited a Monet exhibit a few years ago. The paintings look so much brighter and fresher in real life than in prints, don't they?

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

what a wonderful way to spend time with your beloved mother ~ the one who makes so many first impressions upon us.

Barbara said...

Birthday greetings to your mother. My mother took me to museums as a child and instilled a life long passion in the
arts. In her later years (in her 80s) learned to paint.
Welcome back!
BarbaraG

Carrie'sCreations said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!! What an idyllic trip to the museum!! I bet those paintings popped off of that deep blue wall.

JMW said...

We're so blessed to have a museum like the Speed here. Happy birthday to your mama!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!!

Southern Lady said...

I love impressionist paintings! Hope your mom has a wonderful birthday. Carla

Mrs. Zapfe said...

I'm hoping to get down there and see that exhibit soon. :)

Kwana said...

Please give your mom a big Birthday hug from me Patricia. It's been way too long since I've seen her in person. Much love from the Jackson's down the hill.

VictoriaArt said...

This is a happy post!
Enjoy the company of your mom and family!
So lovely that you can share these moments!
Thinking of you!
Say happy birthday to her from me!
She must be so delighted to have you there!
Big hug and a kiss to you!

katecreativesalvage said...

Hi:

I love impressionist paintings, what a lovely trip with your mom, a beautiful painting.

lovely,

martha

pretty pink tulips said...

Patricia,
I hope you are enjoying your time with family and soaking up the sun!!!

Happy birthday, to your dear mother!!!!

xoxo elizabeth

LPC said...

Happy birthday to your cherished mother.

deangraziosi said...

Nice painting. It is telling a story for me here, as my point of view.
dean graziosi

Claudia Lane said...

Yes most definitely, first impressions do matters, I'm with you there...They have been so crucial through my whole life...Happy birthday to your mum, enjoy each others company...mums are simply special, divine creature :))

quintessence said...

I can't imagine a better day. Wishing your mother a wonderful birthday - hoping you'll be there to celebrate it with her!

Purple Flowers said...

I am sure you and your Mom were smiling ear to ear as you shared your love for art - so beautiful.

Please extend Happy Birthday Wishes to your Mom, a very extraordinary woman!

third room studio said...

How lovely - nothing gets me quite like the impressionists for a quiet, contemplative afternoon.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

That just makes me smile. I wish your Mother a very Happy Birthday!