About a year and a half ago I bought my mom a picture frame with an I-O-U for a painting. Finally this holiday season a light bulb of inspiration went off and I decided to paint a family tree for her. I know she misses her mom so much and there has been a lot of growing pains in my family the past few years, so I figured what better way to remind her of her roots and who matters most in her life than painting a family tree. This piece took a while to create. I would say a solid 20-25 hours of sketching and painting, which is why I stopped with the cousins. That, and it was hard to fit everyone on the page!! Hopefully later I can expand the tree a bit more to include the littlest kiddies!
I made prints of the piece and gave it to my family for a little Christmas surprise. I also documented the moment with this little video above!