pastel painting, Little Claudia. A portrait of a woman against a blue background
Original Pastel Painting
  • Little Claudia
  • Size: 24 x 22 inches

Little Claudia

This lovely woman is my mother. I call her, “Little Claudia” because she’s an adorable 4’11” Italian lady, who’s just so darn cute. My siblings also have names of endearment for her: Morning Glory, Angel of Mine and of course Mommy!

Mom passed last night from this earth into eternity. She went peacefully in her sleep with my dad and sister by her side. She was 90 years old! She lived a full life, filled with love and family. She was married to Dad for 69 years, had six children, 10 grandchildren and three great grand babies!

Nobody I know can cook like Mom could; a true Italian through and through. She made the meanest lasagna for Christmas and macaroni stuffing for Thanksgiving.  She was a domestic goddess and one of most thrifty people I’ve ever known.

Thanks, Mom, for all that you imparted to me. You’ll forever be in my heart. I love you and I’ll see you on the other side…

12-18-1925   –   3-9-2015
Claudia Amante