Sand Paintings

12 Apr


Judy Wills


In previous memories, I’ve mentioned my Aunt Jessie.


She was a lover of “things.” She never married, and things became quite important to her, and she surrounded herself with the things she loved.

Living in New Mexico, she became enamored of all things Indian/Mexican. She purchased and wore many different pieces of Indian turquoise and silver jewelry. She had necklaces. She had bracelets. She had rings and earrings. She loved every piece she owned.   I was fortunate to inherit all that jewelry when she died.

She wore fiesta dresses a lot – both to work, and at home. (Please see my blog on December 9, 2012, titled “Fiesta Dresses” for an explanation of them)

One thing she learned to love were sand paintings. It is truly a unique art. She had dozens of those paintings around her house, and I was pleased to be able to take my pick of the ones I wanted. All had pieces of crushed turquoise in them. Some had larger chunks of turquoise. But they were all unique. I so enjoy that, with them on my wall, I still have a touch of New Mexico around me.

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3 Responses to “Sand Paintings”

  1. Old Things R New April 12, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

    Your aunt Jess was an amazing woman and through your stories, I feel I know her.


  2. Barbara A Martin April 12, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    What a wonderful legacy and memories.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Louise Gibson April 12, 2015 at 7:50 am #

    How very interesting…and unique. —-your aunt must have been also,


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