With mother’s day this weekend I want to take the opportunity to talk a bit about my mother. The picture above is one of my favorites, I am looking at my father’s camera case (which is sort of funny) and my mother is holding my little sister, we are all standing on a newly hayed field. You can see pride, love and above all happiness on their faces. Their life on the farm was in many ways a big romance, with each other, with us, and the land. We had animals, triumphs and failures but we were always and will always be a close knit family. This is because of my mother: she cooked, painted and raised us to appreciate our surroundings and others. My mother was able to feed us a natural diet on a slim budget, she raised four daughters, tended a big garden, was a supportive farmer’s wife all the while being a painter. I think all of us think our mother’s are super women, but I am convinced mine is, no one works harder then her. Not only that , she is a talented painter and cook! Her paintings documented our lives and our farm animals, and the food we ate. She is currently showing at the Bowery Gallery in Chelsea at 530 W25th Street 4th floor! I recommend it !