Happy Mother’s Day! 

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!