As of this morning I have two girls in college…

ThIs morning I put my youngest daughter on a flight to the University of Iowa. My oldest goes back to Kent University. In celebration of the beautiful accomplished women that they have become, I am posting paintings that I have done of them when they were much younger. When I myself was a much younger mom and trying to figure out this portrait thing. Most of these I have never shared or posted. I am afraid I can’t write about these pieces in much detail because this week has me on the verge of tears every time I think about them growing up. So… just enjoy.

Meanwhile, I will remember painting chubby cheeks.

My first painting in pastel…

My take on Mary Cassatts’ “At the Window”

watercolor

watercolor

Christmas card one year saying “Peace on Earth”