I am taking a pause to wish each of you a most Happy Thanksgiving and a restful holiday weekend. Today is a busy day for all of us. Dishes are being prepped as last-minute grocery runs are being made while others are packing their bags and cross-checking their travel arrangements. In the end we are striving to reach a table to enjoy an annual feast and share laughs with loved ones. Being able to safely gather and spend quality time with others is a true blessing. As I pondered what to say in this post, I found my inspiration through the banner image.
For the past month I have been illustrating and as I wrapped up I got the urge to render this image I drew of Bella. The truth is this watercolor is a version of my child self. My Mom always baked and cooked for every holiday regardless of whether or not she was hosting. My siblings and I would follow her example and adorn ourselves in aprons and push a kitchen chair to the butcher block to help with the meal at hand. When I put the finishing touches on this watercolor, I saw a little girl who loves her Mom and is eager to spend quality time with her.
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving from my family to yours.
Kristina Lucia xoxo