There once was a girl named pao
|Pao with Mom-made teddy bear,|
self-made nightgown and
pantaloons made from Mom's kitchen curtains
And she thought Mother's Day was a very good day
to celebrate Mom things,
So let's get this MOM TRIP on the road!
|Here's the picture book I made about me and her...|
Just click here and scroll to bottom of page to see the book.
(For a real laugh, view/ hear the video of our road trip at the same site.)
Go ahead, I'll wait for you. They'll be more after the break.
We are our mother's daughters, there's no denying.
In fact, check out some of the paintings I did of her and myself along the way.
(all were painted from life, i.e., models sitting there, not from photos)
|Mom, oil on canvas, 24x24 in., 1976|
|Self Portrait in Pink, oil on canvas, 24x24 in., 1976|
|Mom in Red, iridescent acrylic on cardboard, 20x16 in., 1979|
|Mother Self Portrait, colored pencil on cardboard, 20x16 in., 1981|
|Mother, egg tempera on panel, 48x24 in., 1983|
|Beckoning Virgin, egg tempera,|
48x24 in., 1983
|Reticent Whore, egg tempera,|
48x24 in., 1983
By the way these last few paintings harken to the same issues Jan of Fort Smith Stylista explores in her painting, Madonna / Magdalene, wherein women are slotted into limiting stereotypes.
I can't recall if she painted hers around the same time period as I did mine,
but I wouldn't be surprised. Second wave feminism was in the air.
So apparently that's the last time I painted Mom, I did myself a few times since.
You can always see more of my artwork at patottoart.com
Anyway Happy Mother's Day to all you Motha's!
I'm linking up at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style
as well as the crowd at Monday Mingle. See ya there.