Remembering my mother. Helen Dorner Shechtman 1914-2009, with love and appreciation for who she was and who she became.
She would have never understood the traditional skeleton representation of Dia De Los Muertos therefore, I chose to use one of her favorite photos. I made a breastplate/neck piece that uses some of her old jewelry parts and a piece of her crochet trim. She loved "bling". The bigger the better.
The staff at Elm Terrace Gardens, where she lived, had this to say when she died. Something I treasure.
"Karen, your mother shared a world of warmth and love while living out each day........
.....She had her share of tougher times, yet never lost her way....
....she showed the world what a great person she was in everything she did......
....and for the joy she brought to all, today we honor our dear Helen."
A special thank you to Susanna and Stephanie for organizing this and putting it all together.