Friday, October 7, 2011

Holly by the window-


Holly by the window-
acrylics on gessoed board
5 x 7 inches

    My great-grandmother lived through a war that devastated and uprooted her young family.
Years later, my mother always remembered her grandma Maritsa's home (in a goverment housing project in Athens) to be cheerful and pretty, because Maritsa made sure it was always
decorated with fresh flowers (daily baking smells probably helped too!)

Hugs,
Annamaria Potamiti

5 comments:

renilde said...

That small piece of window..i like it, it adds just that extra, the two previous paintings are beautiful too, that leaf against that sky...not just a leaf against sky, great! you are amazingly productive , wow, love that energy , xx

demie said...

maybe thats what people need to understand today... that happiness is in itself a very, very simple thing. a smiling face, homemade food and some flowers. our greek grandmothers knew so much ...
i love the glass jar... i mean i can see its glass! and the green on the holly greeting the green on the widow ( or a picture frame?) and as our grandmothers would say : ωραίο μπράβο σου!

Carole said...

Mmmmm that pink tablecloth and those red berries are yummy!

annamaria said...

Thank you my sweets, I feel like I am actually going what I should have been doing all along- it just feels so right!:)

Kylie said...

I'm loving your "by the window' series so much, Annamaria. Your story about your grandmother is just beautiful :) I agree with Demie - I think a lot of the world has forgotten simple pleasures like this in that mad consumerist whirl we've all got caught up in. Kx