A thousand dreams for these mothers...

Shine on,

Daughter of a thousand generations,

Send your light forth into this tired world…

Shine on,

Mother of a thousand dreams,

Tend to those dreams

With strength and compassion…

Shine on,

Woman of a thousand hopes,

Show everyone the beauty

Within you –

The beauty that comes

From knowing who you are.

~ author unknown


Mothers of a Thousand Dreams.

sketches of mothers
Sketches of mothers and grandmothers - imagined and real. Stabilo and water on watercolour paper.  Sketches then imported into Procreate where I added colour.


All sketches are mine.  "A Good Grasp of the Situation" was published on May 7, 2018.

The selfie was published in August, 2015 when I first started blogging. Some cringe worthy art was posted way back then, but I have a record of the road I have travelled to get to this place...which is still not the destination!

For today's post, I added a sketch of my mother when she was young (first attempt) and another first attempt at sketching my paternal grandmother. They are both in the foreground of the above collage.

The women at the back appeared on paper as I was practising. I don't know who they are...no one in particular and certainly no one that I know. All are quick sketches...about 15 minutes per sketch? The water mixed with Stabilo pencil does a lot of the work for me.

Have a great day everyone!  Happy Mother's Day!


happy mother's day

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