I is Ineffable Woman

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary online, ineffable is defined as "to great, powerful, beautiful, etc., to be described or expressed."  That is a very appropriate adjective for my mother, whom I'm dedicating this post to on this International Women's Day.  She's truly a #MakeItHappen type of woman.

Angel With Sacred Heart & Dove Drawing
FaberCastell PITT Artist Pens, Gelatos & Colored Pencils
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #10 Birds of a Feather
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Art Journal Journey - Things With Wings
Piarom's Mix It Monthly - Angel
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #301
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday's 4th Anniversary
No, she never earned a degree, but she is well read, well traveled, and highly intelligent.  Because my late father was elected the first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Mexico back in the 1960's, my mother became the perfect bishop's wife.  She was a role model for the women in the diocese, a flawless hostess for international visitors that came through the diocese, and a servant leader for various committees she served on during my father's tenure.  She always looked flawless too.  As they say, next to every great man, there is a great woman!

Monogrammed Easter Gift Pillow Boxes
Tim Holtz Dies, Amy Tangerine Embroidery Kit, Flowers, Yo-yos, Buttons & More
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Just A Hint of Clover
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Special Lady/Girly
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #174
As a mother, she has been superb!  Although she counted on a maid to do the cleaning, she did all the child caring and cooking.  I don't know how she did it, because although she was involved in my father's professional life, my brother and I were never neglected.  Even when we went to church or trips, she made sure we had books, pencils, crayons and tablets to keep us entertained.  When my father was out on business trips, she kept us busy with all kinds of educational and entertaining activities.  She was the heart of our home.

Selfie With Mom
iPhone Shot
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #166
Denise, Roger, & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - I is for Ineffable Woman
Bella's 52 Photo Project - Week 45 {One Woman I Love}
I am immensely grateful for the intelligent conversations, artistic inspiration, and the positive influence my mother still has in my life.  Thank you, Lord.  May you all have a blessed International Women's Day!

Comments

Valerie-Jael said…
Great tribute to your mother, thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, Valerie
What a fantastic post and gorgeous pieces of art ( including this nice photo . thank you for sharing)for this special day! Thank you for joining AJJ Arnoldo!
Blessings!
chrissies said…
A lovely post.

A fine piece of art for this challenge.
Thank you for joining us
Love Chrissie AJJ guest hostess xx
Linda said…
A beautiful and heartwarming post, and a lovely tribute to your mother.
carol l mckenna said…
wow! She is definitely one powerful looking woman ~ lovely creations!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol
Alexandra said…
What a beautifully written post and tribute to your mother. So glad you had someone so good, strong and wonderful in your life. Blessings to you and your family!!! :)
Sandra said…
These are gorgeous! Amazing post about your mom! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra
jenn shurkus said…
beautiful post! i love your drawing on the cardboard and the pillow boxes are darling too :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!
Karen Maggio said…
Lovely tribute to your mother.
Donna B. said…
Love the angel tribute to your mother. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.
Winnie said…
What a beautiful dedication to your mom! The picture of the two of you together is priceless. You have matching smiles! Such pretty pillow boxes you made, and the sketch with Gelatos is so beautiful!
Lisa M said…
That is the sweetest thing ever!!!!! 1000 good son points to you for this post and 10x's that to your mom for her awesomeness! Ohhhh and the tag and title are spectacular.
Sí, realmente es maravilloso contemplar esas sonrisas, un retrato precioso!
Your post is so wonderful and beautiful. What a sweet tribute to your mother. I love the little white bird in the angel's hands. Lovely art!
Pia Rom said…
So love your angel with its big heart! And then the incredible photo with your mom! Really love this, you both look so happy!
♥ Conny Mix It Monthly
If one is blessed with a wonderful relationship with their mother ...the're undescribable rich

Have a nice day
Robyn Oliver said…
A great tribute to your mum Arnoldo...very special people in our lives, love our mums Cheers RobynO#25
Trubes said…
What a delightful tribute to your dear Mama, you look very alike.
Some striking artwork again, such a talent you have.

Best wishes and blessings,

Di.
ABCW team.
Fuzzie Fingers said…
A great tribute to your mother and such a lovely photo. Your angel and dove is lovely. I like to work on corrugated card.
Mariane C said…
Thank you ever so much for sharing this wonderful post, it warmed my heart.

Kind regards
Mariane # 51
Twiglet said…
A lovely post. Your little gift pillows are really beautiful. - Jo
You are blessed with a great mother! I chuckle about your description the she was a make-it-happen-woman because that is how my kids describe me! Thanks for sharing!
Lmkazmierczak said…
Wonderful word...loving tribute which explains a lot why you are such a compassionate/impassioned person yourself♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/incline/
Su-sieee! Mac said…
No doubt your mom would've read this post and cried with joy of how you feel about her. :-)
The View from the Top of the Ladder
Astrid Maclean said…
Stunning project, love the colours and how you put it all together! Thanks so much for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly!
Indrani said…
My salutations to her! A great tribute!
happy ABCW!
kilnfiredart said…
Your mother sounds amazing
Jill #51
Annie Claxton said…
What beautiful words you have written about your Mother, I bet she cried when she read them - I know I would! I love your drawing too, it looks really cool on the texture of the corrugated board and those pillow boxes are very pretty. Happy WOYWW and sorry to be late! :o) Annie C #76
ineffable I always thought to mean something difficult to describe how wonderful beautiful it is, like the better parts of the human spirit.
ROG, ABCW
Anita Houston said…
A post for Mom...LOVE that! Gorgeous lady and art!
Artatag said…
Awww, what a sweet post honoring your mom - she is beautiful!!!!
Hugs
Gabriele 15
Julia Dunnit said…
Lovely gorgeous post!
Angela Radford said…
Your mother has obviously had a great influence on the person you are today which proves what a wonderful person she must be.
Take care and have a great week, Angela x 31
Shoshi said…
What a moving tribute to a remarkable lady, Arnoldo! You are a credit to her, and to your wonderful dad, too. She would be proud.

Thank you for your lovely encouraging comment - I am doing my best to rely on the Lord and not fret about what is to come, but I am filled with very natural fears as this is a huge operation and a major life-change for me. I know that in the long run I shall be fine, but it's the getting there that's the problem lol! I am glad you enjoyed the pic of Beatrict cuddling with my hubby. I expect she'll do a lot of that while I am in hospital, keeping him company and comforting him!

Shoshi
GlorV1 said…
Wonderful tribute yo your mom. Great post. Happy PPF!
Christine said…
Lovely photo and a wonderful tribute to your mom!
Linda Kunsman said…
Such a beautiful , loving tribute to your mother Arnoldo. I'm sure she is so very proud of you! Beautiful place cards. So grateful to have gotten to know you and your art through PPF. Blessings to you!
sharon said…
Whagt a wonderful tribute! Love the selfie with your Mother.
sheila 77 said…
Hello Arnoldo, what a great tribute to your mother, she must be a wonderful person. You are both very lucky.
I like your angel drawing very much, and it's on corrugated card - that looks difficult to paint. Love the dove too, sitting there peacefully and quietly.
Kristin Dudish said…
What a wonderful tribute to your mother - she sounds like an amazing woman! And, from your selfie I can tell you 2 have lots of fun together!
Faye said…
What a wonderful, wonderful tribute to your lovely mother!
Giggles said…
Oh what a beautiful mother! Such a fantastic tribute...and a fabulous son she raised! My last sentence for a poem I wrote in 2006 and reposted last sunday was that women are the heart of the home... such a beautiful soul raised such a beautiful soul...wonder how that happens eh? Your family was truly blessed! LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo...just gorgeous!! Great art this week too!

Hugs Giggles
What a sweet tribute to your mother - charming and heart felt!
Marji said…
Lovely, lovely post and a beautiful selfie too :)
Gillena Cox said…
luv today's post Arnaldo, Hugs

thanks for stopping over to view mine

much love...
bellefrogworks said…
Your mama is a beautiful lady on the outside as well as the inside. Thank you so much for sharing -
Nancy B said…
What an angel your Mother is! I love the art that you made to commemorate her!
Such a beautiful dedication! Also, those pillow boxes are so darling!!
Michele said…
what a brilliant art piece and a fantastic tribute to your beloved mother. xo
Debbie said…
Wonderful tribute to your Mom and lovely piece of art. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.
Melanie said…
great project and beautiful sentiment. thanks for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!
Rachel said…
such a pleasure reading about your mother! she sounds like an amazing woman and role model to many! Thank you for sharing your artwork and story! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
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