Love and a piece of my Artistic life…

Self Portrait!

One year after my mother complained that she had no photos of me (prior to blogging I had photo phobia – big time, almost no one had a photograph of me – true story!), anyway I decided to surprise her with a handmade birthday card with a self-portrait sketch of myself (Something I had never attempted to do before.)

inside of card.

This is the rendering and the inside of the card, just so you know I was 39 years old when I drew this. I have the card now as one of the several momento’s from memories during my mom’s life. I do remember her reaction when she received the card. It made my struggles with sketching myself very worthwhile.

I was running a marketing/advertising business and raising children as a single parent at that time so she knew time was a precious commodity – as it is for all of us each day. Just so you know – it was well worth the time, a moment I still cherish to this day.

When you give completely of yourself to those you love, the love your receive in return is precious beyond belief!

Always!

~ Penny

Copyright © 2012 by Penny l Howe

61 thoughts on “Love and a piece of my Artistic life…

  1. When you give completely of yourself to those you love, the love your receive in return is precious beyond belief! I love this! I tell this to people all the time-be selfless, not selfish. 🙂 another great post!

  2. Very lovely! When I was drawing, faces were my forte. I have sketches of Marilyn Monroe, Ronald Reagan on a horse, and Mic Jagger. I used to draw when I was angry as it calmed me down by focusing on something other than what I was angry about. I love the note about your Mom…I have those kind of momentoes too!

    • Thanks Boomie, when I was recovering from surgery and raising children as a single mom, I did acquire a skill for portraits, as I had to work from home! Thank you so much my friend! 🙂

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