Sometimes my art work is influenced by my Mother's Lumbee Indian culture.
At last count, there was eight Grandchildren and two Great-Granddaughter. To be continued....
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J. Blackwell, Gourd Artist
In Memory of Mom
(RIP August 10, 2009)
Do Not Cry
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die.
If roses grow in heaven, Lord, pick a bunch for me ~
Place them in my Mother's arms & tell her they're from me ~
Tell her that I love & miss her, & when she turns to smile ~
place a kiss upon her cheek & hold her for a while ~
Because remembering her is easy ~
I do it everyday ~
There's an ache within my heart that will never go away.
Happy Mother's Day in Heaven ♥
I love you mom!!!!
Proud friend makes awesome mask, by Robert Jr.
Believe in the possibility of the impossible!