I decided to post my Beloved Moon illustration for the www.illustrationfriday.com theme Kernel. I created this piece for a show at the Owatonna Arts Center here in Minnesota. It is on the grounds of an historic Orphanage. The young lady in the image is gazing at the Moon and longing for the Mother she never knew. There is a kernel of truth to this illustration. I might be too old to be an orphan. But I certainly feel like one. I did this illustration several years ago. But even then I was thinking about my Mom. I put her childhood hero on the poster hanging over the bed. Roy Rogers.
Here's her childhood lunch box. I was lucky enough to have my Mom growing up. But now she is gone. If I look up at the Moon I can imagine her riding horses up in Heaven. And probably with good ole Roy Rogers himself!
Happy Mother's Day.