I made this illustration for my mother, and I know in no way can it or any other painting I ever do in my lifetime be enough to thank her for providing a wonderful childhood. Of all the qualities about her that I love, the one that has the most relevance to my art is her unquestioning endless amount of support.
When I first told my mom that I wanted to give up my science career ambitions in favor of pursuing music (yes, at one point in my life I played music regularly and performed in a group), she simply smiled and said, "whatever makes you happy." And when I realized that it wasn't music but art that would be my ultimate creative muse, she simply smiled and encouraged me to follow my heart. I know not every young soul has the good fortune of pursuing their dreams with their parents' full approval, so for that I am eternally thankful.
Life has been extremely busy and distracting these last few weeks, and I intended this post to be a nice summary of my European trip with some cool photos that people might enjoy. That'll have to wait since Mother's Day is fast approaching. Also, blogger tells me it's my 100th post, so I guess that's important too. Hooray?