Category: (Grand)Mother & Child

One of a Thousand Reasons…

This is one of the thousands of reasons I love drawing portraits.❤️🌺 Another satisfied client …  what a blessing to me to be able to bring a bit of joy during difficult times.🌺

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Happy Mother’s Day

🌸HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!🌸 …. If you don’t have children, fret not, Neither do I ….so…. 🌺HAPPY LADIES DAY🌺 to you. 😊. You are a wonderful, unique, and distinct creation of God!

This is my grandmother. My mom found and sent a very old photo that was a bit torn and worn. I knew I would have to guess at some areas but I wanted to draw it as a gift to my mom. She was so surprised! 😌 The look on her face when she received it told me that I must have done a pretty decent job. She loved it. Honoring my grandmother and blessing my mom❤️.IMG_0627

First Day Home

Every time I work on a mother/child drawing, I admit, for a fleeting few moments, I think about the fact that I never had children. Then, typically, my next thought is how each of these drawings is a new artistic creation, and so very satisfying to me. 🙂. I am thankful for the ability to draw for several reasons, but being able to express the tenderness of a parent/child on paper like this is near the top. I have done a few of these and each brings such joy to my heart. Hope you enjoy it as well. img_0253

Mother’s Day: Legacies and Milestones

I was out purchasing art supplies a few weeks ago and when I cashed out the young girl handed me a flyer and said, “We are having a Mother’s Day Art Show. Here’s how you can enter.”  I took the flyer but didn’t think much of it.  I still consider myself to be a newbie so to enter an art show seemed sorely premature. However, on the drive home, I strongly started to consider entering the show. In my mind, I thought it would be a great way to get over the ‘first art show’ jitters, after all, the show was at a local art store, not at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Right?

OK, that relieved me a bit.  So, then I remembered a picture I saw on Facebook that I’d seen months early and at the time thought I’d like to draw it one day.  I mostly remembered the tenderness I saw between the two subjects (a grandmother and first grandchild) and wanted to try to portray that on paper with graphite.

I contacted the the friend who posted the photo.  I explained how I wanted to draw the photo and enter it into the art show. She gave permission so I started drawing.  Last week I entered the drawing into the art show and on May 9th there will be a reception and prizes.

Honestly, the reception and prizes part is not my primary reason for submitting. I just wanted to have this ‘step’, this milestone, behind me. I can now say I have entered an art show having works submitted from multiple artists around the city. :).  Don’t get me wrong, if I happen to win a prize that would be terrific … and a great motivator to continue improving my skill and blessing as many people as possible.

This is my legacy.  I’ve never had the opportunity to be a mom. As I’ve gotten older I began to wonder what legacy I could leave.  Over the past two years, I’ve discovered that each of my drawings, in the many homes they now in, both in the States and overseas, will be a perfect legacy.  Each of my drawings carries within each stroke a piece of me.

So here is the piece that I submitted. It is called ‘Grand Love‘.

Grand Love
Grand Love

Most Prized Possession

I don’t typically give my drawings a name but as I was working on this one, the expression on the grandparents’ faces (as they held their daughter’s first child) looked as if they were holding a most prized possession. I loved drawing the older subjects along with the fresh face of the baby. This drawing pushed and tested my skills. It was a study in a lot of things … but I like a good challenge.

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Mother and Baby

I was asked to draw one of my favorite types of portraits (Mother and Child), for a first time mom as of one month ago. It was also a first for me in that the photo had much detail, which could tend to look extremely murky, in my opinion, when using graphite. In the end, the recipient was happy, so, I was too.

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Tripp Halstead

Those who live in Georgia have surely heard of Tripp Halstead (www.facebook.com/tripphalsteadupdates), the 2-year old little boy who suffered head injuries when while playing in the yard of his daycare a tree that had been weakened during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 lost a limb that fell on him. It is an incredible story and God has really worked a number of miracles for him and his family. Their journey is still being chronicled on the link above.

I was perusing their Facebook page one day and saw the sweetest photo of him and his mom … A perfect new drawing challenge. You will have to see the original photo on their site as I haven’t gotten permission to use it on my site. The finished drawing turned out okay. I was pleased with it at the time. Drawing it made me think at some point I’d like to do a ‘Mother and Child’ series.

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