This is a drawing of my Mother. We laughed because in the picture she is WAY too short and looks a bit out of proportion. So we figure since she's Mother Nature, she's actually rising up out of the earth--that way we can imagine she is as tall as my darling Mums. Mom is tall, graceful and queenly--she would actually make a wonderful Ma Nature.
Above is the palette of colors to be used. What a lovely challenge! I hope a little blue and brown are allowed--Mother Nature must have the additional colors.
There is a fun story behind this drawing. Mums and I were at Costco shopping for dish soap. She could not find the one she'd always used and was a bit disappointed. A delightful Hispanic man, very short in stature asked if he could help her. When she explained what she was looking for, he said he was very sorry but they didn't have that kind of soap in stock anymore.
Said my Mother sweetly, "But that's the kind I always use."
Said the little man, "I know."
Replied Mumsie, "Do you know who I am?"
With wide eyes, the poor man practically bowed. "Yes. Yes, I do," he whispered.
Then Mums stretching to her full height and leaning a bit forward, said, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature."
"I know," he said, hastily backing and bowing nearly to his knees. Then suddenly without another word he turned and scurried away through storeroom door as fast as he could go.
Mom and I stood open mouthed. Astonished, Mumsie said, "I was just joking. Do you think he really thought I was Mother Nature?"
To this day we laugh over the incident and I tease her about being Mother Nature in disguise.
But as you can see above--Mom does indeed have a deep connection to nature, the woods and her garden. (wink, wink) This is actually an untouched photo I took of Mumsie--the angle of the sun was perfect for that bit of glory light you see.
It is so delightful to be a part of drawing to a specific palette of colors. To learn about the fun to be had each week visit Summer of Color.
Have a lovely summer day all you wonderful people!