This Mother’s Day was all about handmade gifts from the heart. For the last couple of months, my brother and I have been filling out an “I Love You Mom and Here’s Why” book, and for the last week, I have been creating a series of three flower bouquet paintings. This morning, I woke up at 5:30 to have fresh fruit crepes, hot coffee, and bright pink peonies ready for her to enjoy before church at 8:30. I also made an angel food cake to have for dessert tonight because that’s her favorite.
Last weekend, my mom and I visited a Mennonite shop that had a crepe mix for sale, so I figured I should try it out for Mother’s Day. Needless to say, they turned out great for my first time. I even made Homemade Whipped Cream with a dash of local maple syrup.
My parent’s home has almost a dozen peony bushes so I was inspired by them to do this painting. I have also been loving the toile/china print so I used those same colors to do the vase.
The bright and layered look of ranunculus and the purple hue and fragrant smells of hyacinths inspired me to do the two paintings on the outer sides.
Mother’s Day was a success because she said it was the best one yet! Happy Mother’s Day to all the past, present, and future mothers out there!