Thanks to these creative ladies

Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes. For my great, great-grandmother Suzy - it was a love of painting which she passed on to my great-grandmother Betty. I cannot claim to have inherited the painterly eye that these two shared - but my love of photography and writing no doubt stems from their ability to find new ways of expressing themselves and their view of the world. 

Spending their summers first on Block Island and later in Sweden, Maine - these strong, intelligent  women shared their gifts in a way that our family still enjoys on a daily basis generations later. 

They were travelers, explorers, teachers, students, mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends and I am so grateful that my story emanates from theirs. This Mother's Day - let's remember the women who came before and honor their stories.