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Blues for Mama by nimra Blues for Mama by nimra
Blues for Mama

30” x 40” Graphite drawing on Acid Free Illustration Board

I will miss this very “look” the look that confirmed she was very proud of my artistic achievements but more than that, she was proud of the man I’ve become. I will miss, the love she had for my little boy Ean, he was so special to her and gave her a chance to see life again from the eyes of a child, where all things are possible and fantasies become real once more. I will miss the special relationship that can only be achieved between a son and his mother, the trust and un-judgmental faith we had in each other. I will miss her gentle nature, a kind, positive woman who lived by the basic code of loving her fellow humans.

About the drawing:

Three weeks after her death I started this drawing; it’s been an emotional roller coaster of unimagined lows and highs. When her first eye was completed I felt her presence, when the face was finished it almost knocked me over with grief and yet there was the reassurance of her watching over me, sitting on my shoulder. The background was unyielding in its symbolism and intensity, the flowers that she always wanted me to draw but never got around to, patterns her blouse. The rose silhouettes carved in the aging stonewall, speak of a commemorative wall of ageless markings, and finally the moon filled with personal symbolism addressing amongst other things birth, life, death…and rebirth. My hope that this drawing would be cathartic was not to be, but now that this is completed maybe I will attain some inner peace, after all she still sits on that shoulder.

PS thank you all for watching this wip, I appreciate all the kind comments and especially the great questions. It took a long time, but there were no short cuts.
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yoyohotmanjesus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This made me realize I don't tell my mom I love her nearly as often as I should :(
Very moving and emotional piece; well done my friend, and sorry for your loss.
HuseyinAltinisik Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
that hair Nuu 
Maaro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really amazing
when i red this line ( Three weeks after her death I started this drawing )
my eyes get tears.. it's so sad to lose someone u love and it's your mom
nimra Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
yes it is but she live within and when i see this drawing she comes back in a very spiritual way thank you for your good words

RainySkyz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Writer
This is so beautiful! You are amazing! And she looks like a very sweet mom.
nimra Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank yeah she was :)
Ohno-moment Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Even more moving than this loving portrait, are the words of love you express for your mother. A mother could want nothing more from a child.
nimra Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:) thank you
Myztikality Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for your loss :(
nimra Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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