When drawing, I find that people are the most compelling subjects. But they just won’t stand still long enough for me! I think people are pretty compelling subjects for photography too – but my love for the candid portrait generally clashes with my sensitivity to the fact that most adults aren’t comfortable with my pointing a camera in their direction at random moments. Still, every once in a while I get something I love.
This is my mom. She is also known as Mammaw. If you had met her as a little girl and asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have told you that she wanted to be a ‘fat grandma’. She has achieved the second half of that quite well – with seven granddaughters and thirteen grandsons who all dote on her. Luckily, she long ago gave up on the first half of that goal. She’s the fit and health grandmother who can keep up with the grandkids better than their Aunt Becky can. These are the kinds of genetics a girl is grateful for.