Create a list of things you learned from your ma!

Instructions:
Using the prompt above, create art in any format and snap a shot of it. If it is a photo or fairly small file, email it directly to submissions@essenceexpressions.com. If it is a file larger than five megabytes, please use yousendit.com.

Please note that by submitting your work, you are agreeing that essence interactive inc. may use the submitted work for any purpose.

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Add yours Comments – 39

  • Beth

    on May 7, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I love the fact that you do this stuff!
    It sounds really fun!

  • MarilyneL

    on May 7, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I will have to think about that one! 😛

  • Lorraine

    on May 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    This sounds fun! Being under the weather is keeping my creative juices out tho. *tries to think something for Mother’s day*

  • Beth

    on May 7, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I’m trying to think of specific things that she’s taught me, but it’s gonna end up being a never ending list, because she’s taught me a lot of everything…

  • Lydia

    on May 7, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Beth, I was just thinking the same:-) My mom has taught me so much and she still is. She is an inspiration, my heart and my soul.:-)

  • Krystal

    on May 7, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Uber excited about this! I was cleaning this evening and I put aside some items that I thought would be cool to make into art instead of throwing it into the trash. This gives me incentive to get going!

  • Aziza

    on May 7, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Sounds like fun!

  • kris

    on May 7, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    My mom died when I was very young, and I don’t remember her. Fortunately, I had a lot of other “moms” through the years who always took me under their wings, i.e. teachers, other relatives and friends’ moms.

    Thank you to them and all you other moms out there!

  • Beth

    on May 7, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Sorry to hear that, Kris. It’s good to know you had other people in your life who were there for you.

    I just remembered this really cool thing that mum did for me back when I was doing all my year 11 exams. I had my second last one in the afternoon on whatever day it was and I opened the fridge to eat before I left for school and she had left me lunch with a little note attatched that said ‘good luck’.

    I thought it was so cute.
    I ended up doing really well on the exam too which was good.

    Even the things she’s done for me this year alone could fill a page.

  • Patricia

    on May 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    My mother has been gone for just over 9 years. I still remember all of her wisdom. Even though it has been 9 years she still makes me a better person every day of my life. She taught me to be patient and to treat people with respect. I miss her every day of my life, and I always will.

  • sammyag

    on May 8, 2009 at 4:35 am

    Not in good terms with my ma….
    Sorry Ally..I’m skippin’ this…
    🙁

  • Dario

    on May 8, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Hi Allison,I’m from germany and my english is not the best and I don’t know if you’ll ever read this but I wanted to ask you if you could do some audio-commentaries for the season 8 dvd of smallville for some episodes like Odyssey,Bride,Legion,Hex,Doomsday and of course your directical debut Power,we the fans miss you on the dvd’s,we haven’T had cast audio-commentaries since season 4 with you and erica and tom hasn’t done one since season 2,it would be so cool if the 3 of you and maybe the other cast(Aaron,Cassidy,Sam,Justin) would/could do audio-commentaries for the dvd,cause the fans including think that yours toms and ericas were the best and funniest,so if you have time and if it’s not too late please please please do some audio-commentaries,and I hope my english wasn’t too bad and I hope you understand everything I said,bye and greetings from germany-berlin

  • Jesse

    on May 8, 2009 at 5:44 am

    Hi Allison

    I guess there is nothing more amazing than a mother especially on mother’s day. I guess one thing I learn from my mother is not to get her angry or else I wouldn’t here the end of it. I would rather her hit me and just be done, but it wouldn’t hurt so it would just defeat the purpose haaaaa. No all kidding aside mothers are great, I think she would have me lift dirt for her garden now. Stupid gardening season haaaa. Always ummmm

  • Ruthie

    on May 8, 2009 at 6:03 am

    I think the most striking lessons learned from my mother have come to my attention since I’ve been a mother myself. Motherhood is awesome, but sometimes it’s really tough, sometimes it’s incredibly painful. I think a mother who can live without regrets is a rare creature…and a beautiful one…a woman who has truly learned to be compassionate with herself can offer such depth of compassion to her children and others around her. I hope I can be that type of mother, for me and my kids.

    I’ve also gained so much from other women in my life who have been a mothering presence to me. Here’s a super quote from Momfulness by Denise Roy:

    “‘Growing up in a Village meant being the child of the community. I was almost six years old before I understood that I came out of one particular person’s womb, and not all of the women in the Village who had helped to care for me.’
    (quoting Sobonful Some of http://www.Sobonfu.com)
    “We have many mothers–people who have come along and loved us into wholeness. Their acts of kindness, their willingness to see us, to be there for us, to support us in ways that perhaps our own mothers couldn’t, are all ways that they have mothered us.”

    Allison, this is a great idea. I know it will be a good practice for me. I’m going to be thinking about this today. I might even feel inspired enough to get my own blogging self in gear. 🙂

    I’m so glad you’re blogging again!

  • Gnome

    on May 8, 2009 at 8:05 am

    After all this “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” fever I would like my son to show me that he learnt how to rock like this kid

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5zlf2cxj98&feature=player_embedded

    Enjoy it cause its very cute

  • Kim

    on May 8, 2009 at 8:20 am

    I am working on this one right now. My mom and I do a lot together even vacationing together. So she has taught me a lot.

    Kim

  • Medina

    on May 8, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Love a lot

    sacrifice for the others

    have a big heart

    read books

    watch my family

    be friendship

    understand how God is cool

  • Jenny

    on May 8, 2009 at 8:50 am

    This sounds like fun Allison! I have to get busy.

  • Robin Hebert

    on May 8, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I AM the ma!!! LOL my mom passed away a while ago.

  • arash

    on May 8, 2009 at 9:16 am

    two things will echo in my mind for the rest of my life;
    One is my mom’s moral lectures.
    Two; “Dario” !!!

  • Maria

    on May 8, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Well I don’t think I’ll be able to send anything but I can do a list now.

    1. She’s taught me to love unconditionally
    2. Taught me to be strong
    3. taught me to stand up for myself
    4. Taught me to never let anyone make me regret who I am
    5.Taught me to keep going even when I think I can’t
    6. Taught me that some things won’t happen like I want them to but to keep trying cause I’ll be able to achieve it. Not how I wanted but I will.
    7. She has shown me and taught me to trust God and let him lead me and everything will turn out well.
    8. Taught me how to cook 🙂
    9. Taught me to love me for who I am
    10. Taught me to never lat anything or anyone ( not even her) hold me back.

    ETC…

    Mami Te quiero mucho! Eres mi “Superwoman”!!

  • Amanda N.

    on May 8, 2009 at 11:11 am

    This is so cool I just knew you would do something special for Mother’s day.I am going to give this one a try.I know I will probably submit in a photo if anything,I love taking pics of all sorts of things.I think a poem or short story would work for the written list.We can submit two things right?This is a really sweet Mack event Allison.I can’t wait to get started.And also see what everyone else and yourself has done in honor of Mothers day.

  • allendh

    on May 8, 2009 at 11:31 am

    we in england have already had mothers day, always reer that song forget who it by, but it called no charge. happy mothers day to all mothers around the world. mwah mwah to you all.

  • Netra

    on May 8, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Sounds fun…..gotta think o’ sumptin cool to do!!!!!

  • Vanessa (spain)

    on May 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    From my mum I learn..

    To tell the truth
    To be generous
    To care about others
    To smile
    To be patient
    To be empathic

  • Jade Ruby

    on May 8, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    I took out the photo albums.

    Independence
    Creativity
    Productivity
    Love
    Love
    Love

    Can you read that?
    Yes I can.

  • arash

    on May 9, 2009 at 2:41 am

    some of you guys are so lame. you just suck up to allison. get a life. you wouldnt talk like that to normal people so why go overboard. be yourself. thats what my mom taught me.

  • Jade Ruby

    on May 9, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Oh yeah, and also:
    Diversity damn it.

  • Jade Ruby

    on May 9, 2009 at 9:27 am

  • Smallvillekent

    on May 9, 2009 at 10:07 am

    My Mom passed away 16 years ago. I miss her but she gave me and taught me

    unconditional love
    the happy gene
    love
    to be outgoing
    caring
    and my tall 6’3″ height
    and the love of music
    I miss you Mom!

  • Krystal

    on May 9, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I called my friend yesterday to tell him about this Mack Event. His mother recently passed and I thought that this would be a very theraputic way for him to get through this Mother’s Day. I can’t imagine how hard it is going to be for him.But, we will be together creating and basking in the love of our mothers.

  • Smallvillekent

    on May 9, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Krystal thats nice of you to help your friend through that tough time. My first few Mothers Days without my mom were hard but you go on and she always lives in my heart. Happy Mothers Day to you and you friend.

  • Brittany

    on May 9, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Hey Allison! Cool MackEvent! Umm I don’t think I’ll be able to use “the prompt above”, but I can definetly list things my mother has taught me.

    1. To love myself for whom I am and never try change to change myself for others.
    2. Always tell the truth.
    3. Do your best in school :).
    4. Respect
    5. God
    6. Love
    7. Family
    8. To follow my dreams and that I can do anything I put my mind too.
    9. Being a woman.
    10. ETC.

    My mom has taught me so much more but I think it would take hours to list.
    Again, great idea Allison!
    BrittXOXOXOXO

  • BOUROUX

    on May 9, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Hi Allison.

    From my mum I learn..
    Always tell the truth.
    Be honest with myself.
    Do not try to change other.
    Be able to listen.
    Be patient.
    Live with my decisions.
    When it’s too good to be true, this is not true.
    Wisdom.

    Allison, I wish you a day of living the wonderful experience of motherhood.
    Happy birthday to all mothers.

  • Smallvillekent

    on May 10, 2009 at 8:43 am

    To all the moms Happy Mothers Day!

  • Rita Gabriela

    on May 14, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    My ma is the best mother of the world!………..

    – She taught me fight for i want;
    – Taught me make truly friends;
    – Taught me to respect old people;
    – Taught me never talk with stranger;
    – She taught me be myself in all moments of my life;
    – Taught me to say ¨ thank you¨ to God, for my family, my friends, my life….
    – Taught me to preserve the nature, especially ¨Amazonia ( Brazil)¨, where i live. 😀
    – My mother taught me always to smile. Because she always told me that worse to see a sad smile, is a sadness of isn`t know to smile. ;

    I love my ma!!!!!!!!!!

    PS: sorry for my English not be wonderful :/

  • Irene

    on May 14, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    From my mom I learned to ask questions. That love is not mere words, but actions. I also learned that nothing in this world is free. Oh, and last but not least, Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss!
    I love my mom she is a strong, loving woman!

  • Netra

    on May 26, 2009 at 7:25 am

    My mother taught me that::: It’s not where you live…it’s HOW you live…..and……Don’t let your attitude affect your altitude:: She also taught me that you should NEVER EVER put water on a grease fire!!!

  • Netra

    on May 26, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Arash, my mother also taught me to worry about what I do, and what I say….not what others do and say….so the unnecessarily harsh tone that you have taken really could have stayed inside your own head, we don’t need to hear that negativity…thats not what Allison’s blogs are about…and weather or not you feel people are being fake or not, it is not for you to say….the beauty of the little community that Allison has created here is that we can come and express ourselves in a way that we cannot in our day to day lives….do not ruin that with insults to those that come here for expression!