Happy Mother's Day

I remember when I was younger it was so easy to cart home whatever creation I made at elementary school for the prescribed purpose of Mother's Day. Whether it be a finger-painted frame, or a necklace made entirely of rainbow macaroni, mom was always thrilled. (I think moms are genetically programmed to love anything their children make.)

So this year I challenged my adult self to create something by hand. I dusted off those old gouache tubes from art school and sat down to paint. I loved the idea of making a pair of cards to span the generations — one for my mother, the other for my grandmother. It was so relaxing to take a step back from the computer. I really enjoy the colors in these abstract paintings and how easily they came together. I'm definitely going to make a habit of these painting exercises from now on.


paintings by Amanda Dennelly