My Grandma Peterka was known for her artistic abilities. She was a regular painter of greeting cards and also made and painted ceramics. When she passed away a few years ago, I asked my aunt if she had left any paintings behind, but she wasn't sure. I was thrilled when she showed up to see me this morning with a great big stack of them! Here are a few of my favourites:
The bottom one is the largest of the bunch and (obviously) not at all like the others. It will probably be the first one I frame, however, because I LOVE it! Strangely, it is also the only one of the bunch that she didn't sign, so I don't know which way she intended it to be oriented . . . anyone have any thoughts?
Speaking of Grandma's name, I was recently telling a friend that my Grandmother's family was German (she was actually born in Germany!) but I was confused as to why her last name, Adams, didn't sound German. I asked my Uncle Dale and he said it was actually "Adam" but changed to "Adams" when they arrived in America. I am curious to know if her full name, "Amalia Myrtle Adams," was perhaps originally "Amalie Mirta Adam" (the German versions of her name). More questions for Uncle Dale!
CORRECTION: It was my GREAT grandma who was born in Germany, not my grandma!