Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Remembering Grandma....

A Mother's Day tribute

My Grandma Miller has been a major inspiration and influence in my life. So for this recent Mother's Day I am high-lighting her life through her paintings.

While visiting my Aunt D, Uncle B, and cousins in Pennsylvania, I was able to get some photos of Grandma's paintings. These were done in the late 1950's and 60's.

Still Life... Grandma also did knitting, tatting and crochet....

An airplane painting for my Uncle Bill, who flew in the Navy. He also built his own airplane and did some flying demonstrations at the airfield in Titusville, PA.

Man in a Park

These paintings are from scenes from their travels across the states. she loved mountain scenes.

This one is from Lake Tahoe

From what I have been able to find recently, I believe this was a painting from a photo in Yosemite Nat'l Park.

A couple more still lifes....

After Grandpa retired from his job in CA, they moved back east to be near us. Grandma didn't start painting til she was in her 60's. While she painted, Grandpa sat and tinkered with his watch and clock repair. There are many, many more paintings she had done which are distributed out among the many children and grandchildren. These are the ones I was able to track down during my visit back to PA.


  1. Here was a Lady with a big heart and and it comes across well in a very original style. I especially like her clouds, and the great calm in "Man In the Park", a bit haunting in a good way but still full of Joy and Calm. Thanks for sharing these Sunny.

  2. Hi Sunny... Your Grandma did a wonderful job, very BEAUTIFUL paintings!

  3. Wow. Even though I was with you when you took pictures of some of these it never really hit me till I read this on your blog this morning. It brought tears to my eyes and made me miss them again. Good job sis. I will try to get a pic sent to you of the one I have and remind K to do the same of the one she has. Thanks for the memories!

  4. These are wonderful!!! How many of these are you blessed to have in your home?

  5. What a fabulously talented family you all are - wonderful memories too.

  6. Oh Sunny, So, THAT's where you inherited your love of the paintbrush. What a gift you both have. I love the still life paintings but my favorite is the clouds under the airplane. What a wonderful memory of her, for your uncle.


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