Thanks to our reader Sue Griffin who submitted the above comment to us this week. I really can’t think of a better way to re-cap this series on Mothers and Daughters!
Each duo has so generously shared their photos, artwork, inspirations and thoughts on how creativity has been passed down within their families. It is clear from these conversations with each mother and daughter how a love for the arts has been nurtured throughout the years… and continues to this day. And, as different as each of the six relationships may be, what is even more apparent is the love and respect between each of them.
Here are a few of my favorite comments we received about the series:
Jane says: … so insightful and fun to read.
Elizabeth says: It would be so cool to see and Grandmother, Mother, Daughter interview. It might be hard to find the creative triad, but it would be so neat!
Rachel says: I am loving the “back then” and “right now” photographs in all of the interviews so far. It gives such a neat sentimental feeling to the interviews. MORE MORE MORE!
Olivia says: I could totally see a book made from these inspiring interviews
Mary M. says: The love between a mother and daughter is like no other. The interviews this past week have been proof of that for sure. Well done ladies! Thank you for sharing your stories.
Please join me in one last look at our Mother and Daughter duos along with a couple of my favorite comments we received about each conversation.
Maggie Atkinson (daughter) + Katie Atkinson (mother)
Christian says: You know you are doing something right when your kid is quoted as saying “(My mother) is a perfect example of how someone can make a career from what they love to do.”
Ariel says: (as Maggie is quoted) “My mother has taught me the importance of being honest with yourself and your creative thoughts. Be original, be yourself, and don’t let anyone dictate how something should look.” LOVE!
Maureen says: I love the give and take nature of Katie and Maggie’s relationship, in terms of art and life experience – something I can surely look forward to with my own daughter! Thanks for sharing.
Candice Molayem (daughter) + Rebecca Molayem (mother)
Karen says: A talented tattoo artist with a fine arts mother, sounds about right! Haha. You never know! I think they have a strong bond that shines in their interview and work.
Gabriel says: Love this pair! They are very supportive of each other.
Jone says: Oh Candice and Rebecca – your artworks are wonderful! Candice, I adore your tattoo work – you are incredibly talented. And Rebecca – wow. Your painting style is one of the most inspiring I have seen in a long time.
Katie Davis (daughter) + Kathy Davis (mother)
Marsha says: The “note to Mommy” is too cute. Really enjoyed reading this!
April says: The love between the two of you is so nice and comforting. What a great team! This has been truly inspiring.
Lauren G says: Too freakin’ cute!
Brita Olsen (daughter) + Sigrid Olsen (mother)
Ines says: WOW! Ummmmmmmmm…. can you say talented?!?!?
Jone says: wow…I feel like such a groupie! I continue to wear my Sigrid Olsen clothes, sad knowing I cannot get them any more. No one does color like you, Sigrid. I am thrilled to “meet” you…. You ladies are so beautiful! Brita, nice to meet you, too, and know that you had so much to do with the inner workings of your mom’s company. Gosh, I am such a huge fan… Thanks for being a part of these interviews!
Patricia says: I would love to see more of their work. The pieces they have shared with us today are absolutely lovely. Thank you.
Leslie Shewring (daughter) + Akiko Godo (mother)
Teresa says: I love the philosophy that doing something creative is more important that housework. That’s something I need to keep in mind! Great interview!
Denise says: The photographs are absolutely stunning. What wonderful composition and color choices. Love them.
August says: The mood of Akiko’s paintings is so interesting. I love the expressive quality and feeling I get when looking at them. Well done Akiko!!!
Jone Hallmark (daughter) + Kate Bergquist (mother)
Karen says: So sweet, I think this entry may have been my favorite. You can tell that this mother and daughter share something very special.
Julia says: (As Jone quotes her mom, Kate) “You can do anything you want to do!” “We used to say we were 5 years ahead of the trend. Follow your heart, please yourself, then wait a few years ‘til it comes around.”(That’s a great mother right there!)
Valerie says: such a sweet “before” photo of the two 🙂 Loved reading this entry and all the others as well!
Whether inherited or acquired, creativity is a strong bond that our mothers and daughters share, but it is the love and respect for each other that inspires and strengthens that bond to take on its full beauty.
Thank you for you comments and feedback…and especially for joining us on this blog journey!
Wishing all of you a wonderful Mother’s Day!!!
* The amazing response we have had from readers has inspired us! We are considering a continuation this series with a monthly post in our blog featuring one new Mother-Daughter duo in the Arts. While we focused on visual artists during the interviews this week, we also invite dancers, cooks, musicians, actors, writers, gardeners and craftspeople to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with their interest. We will then follow-up with criteria for submissions.