Thursday, August 25, 2011

my moment with Mom

To honor my Mom, I thought I'd share this video I made two years ago to the day. I cannot remember why she started showing me how to draw the Anhinga bird but I'll cherish this moment forever. It's classic Mom, or Miss Christoph, as she would have been known to her beloved students. If only I had fully known how little time we had left... Words cannot express the love I feel for this creative and beautiful woman, how less joyful and colorful, our world will be without her.

I also thought I'd share a few wonderful pieces of children's art created by my Mom's students at Alturas Elementary School. More beautiful examples of her student's artwork can be viewed at Artsonia. Take a moment to explore the various galleries, it'll melt your heart.


Krista said...

Jamey, I'm in tears. What a heartfelt post and what an incredible homage to your Mom. Sadly and thankfully, I feel like I've gotten to know your Mom more in the last couple of weeks.

I wish I had spent more time with her. She is amazing. It's so incredible to see how many lives she touched. How many children she inspired. The artwork from her students is so beautiful and a true indication of the creative mark she left on this world.

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

Jamey Christoph said...

Thank you krista, she was our sunshine! Big hugs