Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy Birthday to my mom, Esther, who is 79 years young today. She was born in 1929 in Kitchener, Ontario, and now lives in Vernon, New York.

This is a painting of a statuette named Angel of Faithfulness. The statuette is dressed in traditional Eastern European or Russian costume, carries a chicken and a basket of eggs, and has wings. My younger son Christopher saw her at a Hallmark store and begged me to buy her. I did, and she now sits on our kitchen table. Christopher insists that she face him while he eats.


Peggy Fussell said...

Beautiful drawing.
A very happy birthday to your mother! Today is my birthday too!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Happy Birthday, Peggy!

Penhallow Street said...

Love her expression and your gentle use of color. I can see why your son enjoys looking at her. Best wishes on your mother's birthday!