China painting may have been my Aunt Darlene Scar’s most enduring hobby. She took lessons from Dorothy Beck Stroh and Janet Myers, was part of a china painting group at Stuart for years, and owned her own kiln.
Many little brush strokes go into forming one blossom.
Julie Scar Repperger, Granddaughter
Kathy Scar Brown, Granddaughter
The boy version.
Chris Scar, Daughter-in-Law
Darlene’s work is exquisite! I have to say that the little lambs are my favorite. In addition to being beautifully rendered, they have their own personalities.
I’ll bet I learn of more things she’s made. She also did baby shoes with the new baby’s name and date of birth on them. I hope someone sends me a picture of one.
Just priceless…gorgeous….what a gift!
She certainly has delighted granddaughters and great granddaughters!
Aunt Darlene sure did some beautiful things. When we went back to see her on her 90th birthday we bought several paintings. In fact, we also have a picture like Darlene made for Aunt Doris. When Kayla and I went back to visit, we went home with several other pieces.
I was thinking that I wished I’d had her make a baby shoe for Dan. She made so many lovely things!
She had a hand written list of all the baby shoes she made. I’m thinking in the 100s of those!! Over the last few meetings of all her grandkids we still go through some of the remainder of her paintings that were in storage and each find treasures to take home with us. Thank you for sharing this story!
Oh my, what a dear memory. I can just imagine that list of baby shoes, penned in her neat handwriting. Thank you, Kathy!