While going through my old print photo albums, I found a darling picture of my old friend with her daughter. When my daughter was a preschooler, I used to host many play dates and play groups--I was indeed a queen of play dates! I miss my old friends and their kids. Some moved away; I lost contact with others, all busy with life and work.
On one of my play groups, four moms and six children had a glorious time, dining on homemade dishes, playing outside, then playing dress ups and games inside. Megan, in my daughter's pink angel costume, got worn out with too much fun and crawled to her mommy's arms. I was fortunate to catch such a tender moment with my camera. When I was painting "My Angel", I felt like Mary Cassatt, a famous 19th-century American artist who painted many intimate paintings of mother and child.
By the way, I've decided to offer custom portraits of children. I am excited! If you are interested in getting your children's or grandchildren's portraits, or your own mother-and-child double portrait, please check out my Etsy shop. Thanks!