Friday, July 29, 2011


Grandma Eva's Painting
 This painting has been in my parents possession for as long as I can remember. They had it before we moved to Michigan so I must have been 2 or 3 years old. Maybe my Grandma [On Dadio's Side] gave it to my parents as a wedding gift before I was even born. I need to find out more about this. I never really noticed this painting until my family moved to Gilletts Lake in may 1962. Momio would hang this picture in various places in the house. For a while it hung in the kitchen, then in den and also in the living room before finally staying in my parents bedroom. Momio had paintings for each season of the year she would hang. We even had paintings in the hallway from the living room to the kitchen. They all looked so nice and made the home feel like a minature art gallery. As a kid I would get up real close and admire the brush strokes. Momio was also a fair artist and also did caligraphy and intricate embroidery. I also liked to draw but for some reason never kept it up much. I suppose my chess playing took precesence but chess is kind of like art if you look at all the beautiful positions that can arise from chess. Now as I get older I'm very curious about when my Grandma painted this picture, when she gave it to my parents and if there are others she gave to her other children. It would be nice to see them.