My Mother - A Vision of the Past

Here is a picture of my mother, age 15, riding a motorbike in her native Germany. I have had this lovely image on the back of my business card since the inception of my business.

I love that she is on a motorcycle, yet looks so demure and innocent, sporting a complete lack of pretention. She is riding outside her small village in order to collect peat from a peat bog, cut it, dry it, and then use it to burn for heat in her family home. I can just smell the burning petrol of the bike, the smoking peat, and the Fall weather.

My mother had been a great advocate of my expressing myself via words and scent and I am thankful for that. Placing this image of her on my business card has reminded me of her belief in me, both personally and in my creative expression.