To everyone else, thank you for playing along.
Yesterday I made this girl in a blue dress as a Mother's Day gift for a sweet baby (and her mum) who lives down the street. It's the first time I've drawn in ages and I was filled with a deep sense of missing it, of wishing I could develop as an artist, yet still feeling satisfaction for this one girl I draw over and over again.
I have a secret wish to place her in each and every dwelling the world over...right now I only have a little under 7.16 billion to go!
But just so you know, I'd love to host future giveaways of my artwork, as well as a few more Polarity lockets. It's on my mind to do so, and sooner or later it will happen.
In the meantime, I'm wishing you a Happy Mother's Day.
When I consider Mother's Day, I think of nurturing. I think of the force within me which cares deeply about this beautiful world and every living thing upon it. I think of how much I'd like to make things better--the environment, animals, people, and even tiny praying mantises.
I think of how powerful this force is, how it can work wonders if I let it.
I think of how good it feels to be the recipient of such warmth, and how one is never too old to receive it.
It's the same thing I celebrate on Father's Day, incidentally, and every day of the year.
Call it what you want: love and kindness, nurturing, taking care of others. It's the best part of human nature, the highest expression of humanity, it has nothing to do with being an actual parent, and when I think of Mother's Day I think how much I want to honor and encourage that instinct to become the greatest driving force within me.
Which, of course, it isn't. Me and my lofty ideals!
But that's what I like to think about when I think of Mother's Day.