It seems appropriate and fitting to reblog this today – it’s my grandmother’s birthday. 🙂
Today is my maternal Grandmother’s birthday. If I’ve done my math correctly she would have 101 years young today. I have many wonderful memories of her which include learning how to properly knead the dough, the taste of homemade bread fresh from the oven, and playing “boutique” for hours on end. However, the image that most often comes to mind when I think of her is one of snapdragons and butterflies.
It seemed appropriate to post an essay entitled Snapdragons and Butterflies to commemorate her birthday. I wrote it in December 2010 and it’s one of my earliest completed pieces as well as one of my favorites. It also seemed fitting to illustrate the post with my first solo drawing. Although my original idea was to create a realistic interpretation of my favorite flower I decided a version that was more child-like was the way to go…
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