Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Mona Lisa Smile

5/11/14 graphite, Stillman & Birn Alpha sketchbook (from photo, 1988)
I always think of my mother as having been a generally happy – even exuberant – woman who found joy easily in life and shared that joy easily with others. Yet in photos, she often appears slightly wistful or sad with sort of a Mona Lisa smile.

Happy Mother’s Day, mom. I still miss you every day.

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