Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

... Late. This took me a bit longer than I thought. Oops.

As a little girl I was really into bunnies. Really really into bunnies. I'm told I had a veritable posse of imaginary pals which I referred to as "My Bunny Friends."

For Halloween when I was four, five? I was, you guessed it, a bunny. So I had this costume. One day, not halloween, I came downstair ready for kindergarten dressed in said costume (along with my favorite pair of cowboy boots) and announced to my mother "Some days I just feel like bein' a bunny."

My mom shrugged and said "Ok" and let me go. The teacher took me around to show the other teachers and principle and everyone. I felt like a rockstar. Or the five-year-old equivalent.

My mom recently posted a picture of me in this costume on facebook, which brought this memory to mind, and made me appreciative of the kind of mother I was blessed with. Also I thought it might be fun to draw.

I am so grateful for my mother. She is the greatest example of love and service that I have ever known. She filled our house with music and pets and art and fun when I was growing up. She's always supported me in whatever I chose to do, chose to be. Be it bunny... or pony rider... or veterinarian... or artist.

I love you Mom. Thank you for everything.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Stranger Danger

I've always found the bean-seller in Jack and the Beanstalk to be a bit of a shady character. So I guess that's why my depiction of this story moment came out like this...

Run away, Jack. Run away.

I only had time to do a rough value study on this one. Now that the class is over, I'm not sure when I'll get back to it, if ever, so I'm posting it as is. I'll add it to the list of things to do... someday.