December 3, 2006

Might

It's hard to imagine how my mom coped, with half a dozen children and no help at all with the housework and making sure the kids are up to no mischief. One daunting task must have been that of 'marketing', and during the 70s all we have are crowded, stinky, very slippery wet-markets. I remember vividly my mom's instructions to grab her skirt tight when she brought me along for her daily trips to the market ... and I tagged along for an ulterior motive, that is, to bug her to buy me a toy from the corner stall. Slipping and getting lost are very real risks in that market, and mom has both her hands full to keep a grip on us. It must've been real tough ... here's to you, mighty mom.

10 comments :

Katrin said...

This is so beautiful. Both, your drawing and the idea. They´ve got a very hard job most of the time, especially when there are so many kids around. I guess my mom was busy enough with only one ;]

Michelle Lana said...

a wonderful idea and a lovely drawing! great work!

Brine Blank said...

Great idea and super rendering! The fish and child hanging on her back like a lemur pushes it to another level!

jordan said...

Amen to that. Three cheers for mighty moms!

ilustricia said...

Wow! Ur mom and mine must be friends because they are great women. We are seven brother and sisters... a big family too!

Lovely illo as always!

Simon Streatfeild said...

Hip HOoorayyy
Hip Hip Hoooorayy
Hip Hooooraayy!!

Jeannette said...

great drawing!

Linda said...

go mom, go mom, beautiful drawing!

constance said...

Beautiful drawing! and CHEERS to MIGHTY MOMS! My mom is one too ;D

hart said...

That's a supermom!! :) And you're a great artist! Love your pencil work.