Thursday 6 January 2011

Family Heirlooms

Still Life # 3 - Silver Jug - watercolour on paper -120mm x 120mm
©Carol Lee Beckx

This little silver jug has been in my son-in-law's family since April 1876. It's so reassuring that some things have been treasured and passed down through the generations.

Our society is so focussed on the here and now. Essentially we live in a world where so much is transient and disposable. Even family photographs seldom make it to a printed form but live in a digital format only. 

What legacy will we leave our children?


  1. Beautiful- so good that is has been preserved and you have painted it. Hopefully the vase and your painting will be passed on to the next generation.