Monday, January 9, 2012


I just finished reading The Seven Daughters of Eve.
A genetic study which traces our lineage back thousands of years to seven women.
Needless to say it was a fascinating read and the book of Genesis and beginnings came to mind.
Hence the funny little illustration of Adam and Eve.
my baby fig
Mother sent me a baby fig tree for Christmas,
A cutting rooted from her own tree, which was from my Uncle's tree, 
which was from my Nana's tree. We sure do love figs in our family. 
I hope I can keep my ancestral tree alive.
I'm going to start adding this series of little musings my Etsy shop today.


Sadee Schilling said...

I love your musings on ancestry, and I enjoy when your paintings take a narrative turn. That little apple-half at the bottom of the tree is simply delicious!

Laura said...

LOVE your figures! inspired!

POET LADY said...

Seven Daughters of Eve is a great book!

And the fig trees and leaves...such enduring archetypes.

Reminds me of a short poem that I would like share with you and your readers

First Fig
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light.

holly aka golly said...

Sadee: thank you so much! I couldn't stop chuckling as I posted my adam and eve.

Laura: you are toooo kind.

PL: thank you for the fig. : )

helicopter6 said...

I too enjoy seeing you introduce more of a narrative to some of your work... and I LOVE seeing your hand writing. LOVE! Just gorgeous.

holly aka golly said...

Helen: thank you so much. I always appreciate your thoughts!

harem6 said...

These are beautiful! We like your writing !
Happy 2012 !

holly aka golly said...

Ildiko and Flavia: thank you so much. I adore your work and have enjoyed your latest posts.

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Beautiful work and I loved that book as well, Seven Daughters of Eve....fascinating! I'm really enamored with the handing down of the fig tree....each one of us is a link between generations....have a fabulous year Holly!

holly aka golly said...

Patti: I'm so glad you read the book too! Endlessly fascinating. Yes, my sweet little figlette is a living link to the past, a fourth generation tree from my Nana's (my great grandmother's) tree. I was so lucky to know both of my great grandmothers on my mother's side. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Can't tell you how much I love the Adam and Eve painting. It occurs to me that if you had the right kind of friends, it would make a kickass wedding invitation.

holly aka golly said...

Floatingink: Ha! I love that idea!

Kelly said...

I really admire this one!

holly aka golly said...

kelly: thank you kindly!

Gracey said...

Beautiful and amusing :)

Mary said...

Love the Adam and Eve! Looks like Adam could benefit from a little waxing!

holly aka golly said...

Gracey: You are too kind.

Mary: Too funny.