|Jimmy Talarico | Artist
From the notebook…
So now what am I up to? Seashells and doilies. That's right. It's another Memories to Masterpiece project. This time in memory of Melinda's grandmother, Carol who passed away almost a year ago. She was a strong woman, and I really enjoyed visiting her. We liked to tease each other, always in fun.
Melinda's mom, Bonnie commissioned me to make a piece for her. She asked that I use Carol's seashell collection and Melinda added the doilies. See, Carol grew up in an upper-class family in Florida, but left it all for a life on the road in Montana after she married Bonnie's dad. So the seashells reference her roots.
She was always put together, keeping a weekly hair appointment and wearing her favorite jewelry every day. She was never afraid to give you her opinion, and her opinion was always right. She was proper, and the doilies reference that quality. It is who she was, and we loved her for it.
So now I'll put it all together as fine art in a piece that will honor Carol, in a way that will become a family heirloom.
So that's what I'm working on now. I'll post as I progress.
Jimmy & Melinda Talarico
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