Friday, March 28, 2008

Illustration Friday ~ Homage



At the risk of appearing to self-aggrandize, I submit today's Illustration Friday piece as an HOMAGE to all mothers. And especially to those stay at home moms who, like myself, at times feel like a glorified chauffeur. We may not bring home a paycheck, but let's remind ourselves that ours is a job done, often without any thanks, but, with a great deal of love and merit.

© Nancy Lefko

36 comments:

Kimberly said...

Caught this on my way to shuffle the kiddies off to soccer! Bravo! Yay for stay at home moms who still find time to create art... I think its what keeps us sane! Great illo!

Teresa said...

Yay!! For Moms!! Great tribute and wonderful piece of art.

Teresa

murphy girl said...

nancy, i love this! kudos to you and all moms!

Debbie Egizio said...

This is fabulous! I love your quote and I love my Mother!!!!! Cheers to all Mom's. We wouldn't be here without them.

frank h. said...

GREAT collages, Nancy!

here and there I have made some of them (look at my Flickr page), but you MUST go and see what my friend Mauricio is doing in collages...

http://elcollage.blogspot.com/

I think he is wondeful.

I will add you in my big list of big artists in my big blog, ok?

see you

ValGalArt said...

Imagine how much you would have to pay someone to do what you do... it's pricless, just like you!

Vicki Smith said...

Good choice for the topic plus lovely images!

AnastasiaC said...

i was thinking of mothers too....a great choice!!
lovely collage!!

rbaird said...

Good one Nancy!

Some days it does feel like the meter keeps running!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Nancy...I love your homage...Being a stay at home Mom is one of the hardest jobs ever...it is also one of the greatest rewarding jobs ever...I love it!

Great post...

Cheers,
Diana

JO said...

I was a stay at home Mom as well (loved my job), though it's a hard one. Great collage, perfect tribute.

Faruffa said...

I love how you made this tribute to mothers through the image of these little girls already mothers in the heart!!!

Fannie said...

Great piece, Nancy. Hurray for Moms!

Andree said...

What a lovely homage and piece - wonderful!

studio lolo said...

Perfect homage! Enough can't be said for good mothers :) I love that you chose "future" moms for your collage!

indigene said...

This is simply beautiful! Your collages are great and I'm sure your children appreciate you and the wonderful sense of beauty, I'm sure you've endowed them with! I'm sure you're a wonderful mom, if your work is any indication! Great Job! Yeah to the Moms of the world!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Sherry Rogers said...

This is so fun! I loved play with my dolls when I was small. You work is always wonderful!

Ginger*:)* said...

Wonderful sentiment! I can remember with PASSION being in that car from 2pm until 6.

Your collages always say so much. And you have a unique style that captures attention. I always love the muted tones and shadings.

Some of these mothers look like they have :had a day:

Aspa said...

Beautiful collage Nancy. Perfect homage too!

Random York said...

This is great stuff Nancy! Moms make the world go round!

heloisakinder.com said...

Lovely illustration Nancy, and yes, we, mothers, do deserve it!

Heloisa

Eric said...

I agree that mothers do way more than ever gets noticed. What a nice homage to all of them.

Honor Bowden said...

Cheers to you and all the other wonderful mums out there! ;-)

Elizabeth Parsons said...

heres to the MOMs of the world- it would be a bleak place with out the moms!

eBeth

Ellen Byrne said...

Hear! Hear! Rah Rah! LOVE IT!

Victorian Lady said...

I love it Nancy! And we start so early, don't we? Training for our future careers? :) Madeline is SO into babies right now...she even pats their backs!

I also wanted to let you know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the collages that I purchased from you! And you packaged them so sweetly!!! Thank you! I will treasure them!

Mere

janie said...

their expressions are priceless, great homage, moms, where would we be with out them:)

Elise N Black said...

Nancy,
I had not seen yours before mine! Wonderful!! You expressed exactly my thoughts!!! And you know what else, looking back at the many things I have been able to accomplish in life, I have loved being "mum" more than any other.

Bee said...

An important homage and great characters in your collage!

YoungSun Kim said...

I'm not yet mom but somewhat I can understand your thought. I can only imagine to be mom would be such a sanctuary thing. Your art is very charming btw.

thedoodlegirl said...

I just love your work! So unique and special. Love the colors.

roz said...

From one stay at home mom to another, thank you!
Love your style, I'm new to your blog but I know I will visit often.

Bobo Cat said...

Your works are always great, give tribute to mom and dad who take good care of their pets too.

sketched out said...

I'm off to visit my mom right now. I'll make sure she sees your homage to mothers. I'm not a mom myself, but I have the utmost respect, appreciation and awe at how much y'all do. My hats off to you.

Great collage, of course! Fits perfectly.

rebecca woodward said...

How I love your collages!!! They mesmerize and comfort me. Your color choices and images are wonderfully rich. Thanks for sharing your talent Nancy.

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Dot said...

what a great idea! i love the kids..