Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s day blogging friends:-) I hope you are having a wonderful day enjoying your family. I just had to share the portrait my 7 yr old did of me. His class served us moms a wonderful luncheon on Friday, complete with table cloths, flowers, the whole works! Each child made a portrait of their mother and we were supposed to guess which one was ours. I think you can tell I had an easy time picking mine out-LOL! Omgosh, he even drew Hobby Lobby in the background! I was cracking up!! I will keep this piece of art in my studio for sure. It was way too big for the scanner, but you can get the gist of it from these pics, priceless:-)

Peacefully painting

Finally, I am at a place where I can start another mixed media portrait. I am finding that this venue is very calming to my soul. I have a lot of things tugging at my heartstrings right now, with my oldest in Basic Training, trying to get my middle one to seriously think about what college he is most interested in, and my youngest with his 6 year old daily challenges. I have been working on the various stages of things that are being published, which is very exciting and new. I have to work on my interview questions later tonight, for the guest artist feature in Stampers’ Sampler later this summer. The editor just emailed them today and I think later this week, I will post the questions for you all to answer for yourselves. I can’t show you my answers though, you will have to wait and check them out this summer:-) Back to my newest portrait. I have been praying daily for my oldest, it is so hard not being able to talk to him. He had a 3 minute phone call and that’s it so far. When I was cleaning and organizing my collage sheets, I found the Madonna image that you see on my desk. It made me think of all of the mother’s over all the ages, praying for their children. It is with this inspiration that I am creating my piece. I am doing it on a 12x12x1 1/2 gallery wrapped canvas, and carrying the designs all the way around the edges. I am finding peace in painting this. It is from my heart and I can’t wait to see who she will be.