May 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Mama

Today is my mother's birthday. She would have been turning 71. As I have said many times, she is and was a true inspiration to me. Since she passed away four months ago, I have never been so creative and inspired to work, see and live....She must be beside me each day because the last time I have been this creative and inspired was when I was doing the collages for my book LULU, which was right after my father died... I felt him beside every single moment that I sat on my kitchen floor cutting, pasting and painting the entire body of collages. I feel my mother beside me now in a similar way....She is definitely pushing me along. I did the above collage 5 years ago when my mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer (it is called Into the Womb-meaning if she didn't survive, she would run beautifully through the tunnel and be reincarnated into my womb)...She survived for another 5 years until the cancer spread to her brain and took her this Christmas Eve. My only words of wisdom are to remember to love and appreciate your parents everyday. (even though sometimes a little challenging ;-)


  1. Yes, I recently was inspired by a loved one, who came to me in the form of a visitor - I truly believe that she was sent to tell me to slow down and to appreciate every day. She always told me to "take care of my hands" - save them for my creativity.
    Your Mother looks like a lovely woman. I know she must be shining on you.

  2. Lulu, I had no idea, and you have continued to produce such creativity in her honor.

    Art by Karena

  3. Hi Lulu, my mother also died of breast cancer at the age of 42 when I was 8 years-old. I am touched by your thoughts for creating your collage Into the Womb. And, I understand it completely. I send my thoughts to you in celebration of your lovely mother and the love that you will feel, always.

  4. Beautifully said, Lulu!

    Northern Light

  5. This is so lovely and heartfelt. As you already know,the loss is physical-that presence never abandons us. It is a transition for You both and it seems both are making their way beautifully. pgt

  6. AnonymousMay 03, 2010

    I have read your blog before but never commented.Your post and art are beautiful.
    Your picture shows such joy and love.

  7. tricia taharallyMay 12, 2010

    What a beautiful and profound wish, to have her reincarnated through you. I love my parents very much and I want to thank you for sharing this beautiful artwork (which I think belongs in a museum) and the photo of you and your mum. Your love for each other in that joyful moment says it all.

  8. What a lovely tribute to your mother. I so believe what you stated...Our mother's, will always be within our hearts, womb and by our side.
    You have such a joyful spirit. Keep being creative...Indeed, she is helping you as my mother has done for me in the last 15 year's.
    A lovely post to all mother's everywhere.