What are you doing for Mom this year?When I was growing up, we always made a gift for Mom for Mothers’ Day. Even if we spent some of our hard-earned money (or more likely, Dad’s hard-earned money) to buy something, the holiday wasn’t complete if we didn’t also make something.
Of course, when we were young, these presents were not treasures to anyone but Mom. There was the small head with no body that sat for years on the bookcase in the living room in the bowl that was too small to be useful. There was the clay box with no straight edges and marking etched on it that looked like prehistoric writing that Mom used as a pencil holder in her office. And there were lots of drawings and paper constructions that were dutifully posted on the refrigerator. Mom always made a big deal about whatever it was, but some of them (well, a lot of them) were put away pretty quickly after Mothers’ Day was over. She never threw away the pictures, paintings, constructions, ashtrays, etc., but there was a box in the basement full of such treasures.
In later years, our workmanship improved, as did our attention span and ability. Unfortunately, we didn’t have as much time to work on them. So, the carvings, drawings and dishes we made were more likely to stay available for visitors to see, but there weren’t nearly as many. Most Mother’s Days lately have involved predictable gifts and either dinner out or the grown kids cooking. It’s still a nice celebration for Mom, but just not the same as making something with our own hands for her.
If you want to do something special for your mother/mother-in-law this year, come to Pinot’s Palette and create a painting for her. We have several nice paintings coming up that can be customized and framed to make it a special gift for her. And if she likes art or wine, make Mother’s Day a girls’ night out and come paint with her.