I'd like to start this post with a thank you to all my new readers and blogging friends! Thank you for a the comments you leave on my posts, and the kind/interesting words you guys always have to say. I really appreciate it. I wish Blogger had a better system for replying to comments. It'd be so great in furthering discussion within the community!
This week has been a little crazy for me, which basically means I've had plans. Summer is winding down rather quickly, and that means time to catch up with old friends is dwindling just as fast. The end of summer also means my mother's birthday, which we celebrated on Monday. I won't directly state her age (out of a ladylike courtesy), but I will tell you she was walking/moping around calling it her "double-nickel" birthday. I knew I wanted to paint something for her this year, but I didn't have the right sized canvas for what I had originally intended to paint. I also never really made time to go buy it, soooo...I came up with an alternative. Since my grandmother passed away earlier this year, I thought it'd be nice to paint my mother a picture of her parents. I found this beautiful portrait of my grandparents and knew it'd be perfect, especially since I've been trying to delve into illustration a bit more. I wasn't really happy with the way it turned out, but I wasn't necessarily disappointed with it either. What matters is that my mother loved it.
And if you're wondering why I'm posting this, I guess this would be my answer: I suppose I'm sharing this on here because I want to document the fact that even if something is far from my greatest work, my mother will still act as though it is worthy of hanging in the Lourve...and you know what? That's pretty (for lack of a better word) awesome.