More than once here on CardCastles I’ve mentioned I believe heavily in keeping certain traditions alive in both the family and between friends. Although at times we can sometimes break tradition too—for our own reasons; however it may suit us.
There’s a lot of scars that haunt me deep inside, so much so that a friend and I used to joke over the phone “I’m fine!” becomes our theme song when we’re really—well, not.
This reminded me of a conversation a relative and I once had about strong women. We were cleaning the home of a very rich lady when it happened. She mentioned how we have the ability to turn not so much into much more and then some. The rich lady later became my second grade art teacher. She taught me up to 5th grade. Many of the techniques I still use in my work today, I learned from her.
This piece was inspired by these two strong women.
To show love for all of my fellow mothers today, I’d like to repost an old favorite of mine. It’s a little dedication of sorts I wrote that got some warm feedback. (Consider it an ode to mothers everywhere.)