portrait of the artist’s mother on the occasion of her 40th birthday, as drawn on a paper diner placemat “Mommy,” as drawn by Theo, age 2 and 3/4, on June 9, 2011. Ink on paper placemat. Private collection. 42.409653 -71.857133 Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Happy 40th birthday, Alejna. Hope you don’t find turning 40 traumatic — strange as it may seem, I didn’t. Rather, turning 21 and 30 upset me more!!
Re Theo’s artwork: What is that protuberance coming out of the figure (of you)’s head? Did you have a hat or something on? :b
Thanks, Y! I haven’t so much been traumatized by turning 40 as I have become increasingly aware that I am no longer in my 20s. (I’m sorry if that sentence doesn’t make sense. I should get to bed.)
As for the picture, the protuberance is anyone’s guess.
Great art, great caption!
Thanks, Sally! I do enjoy writing captions.
Fabulous! from the artist’s grandmama.
I will pass along the reviews!
Love it! Happy 40th birthday, Alejna. We’ll be the same age for 10 days, till I hit 41.
Ah, 41. I remember being amused by turning 30, but somewhat less amused by turning 31. I wonder if it will be the same for this decade.
I.. actually like this a lot. Although I can’t quite figure out which way is up? Are you lying down? With a yam in your ear? (I mean, why *wouldn’t* you be?)
I like it, too. Theo has really only just starting representational art that is in anyway identifiable, so I was actually quite impressed. I can’t quite make sense of which end is up (maybe there are mulitple possibilities), but I can see that it’s a person. As for my pose, in the diner I was neither lying down, nor had a yam in my ear. However, Theo may have decided to use his artistic license.
Happy birthday!!! That is a really wonderful picture. : )
Thanks, She! (Can I call you She? Or would Ms. Curmudgeon be better? Ms. C. for short?)
The word WEIRD springs to mind, in capital letters…
Well, I’m sure people called Picasso “weird,” too. (Though maybe they did so in Spanish.)
Happy belated birthday!
personal art is such a gift.
as are you. happy birthday!
Yay for 40!