Sunday, May 3, 2009

Help! Suggestions please...

Ok.

So back in December the midst of xmas shopping hell, I decided that I would never purchase a gift for anyone ever again. Ever. So far, so good... until this morning when I flipped the calendar to May.

Oh crap, May 10th... in Canadaland, that's Mother's Day.

My Mom has always been the easiest person to buy a gift for because she never spent much on herself (except her cool new SMART car!). Not shopping for her has turned out to be a different matter!

After some thought, I decided that I will paint her painting. Not 16 inches of flowery Freudian phallus but something... well, something innocuous... something one would paint for their Mom, Mum, Mother... I can't think of what to paint though... any ideas??

I love my Mom and admire her good qualities; her keen sense of fun, she's very down to earth and her ability to cope with life since my Dad died. Still, she's my Mother, and (imo) it's normal to have issues with your Mother. I'm overly normal in this area, cos when I think about my relationship with my Mother what I would really like to paint is something like this:



haha! ;-)

16 comments:

  1. I knew you'd say that, Jayne! ;-)

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  3. >>>>>>> her keen sense of fun, she's very down to earth <<<<<<<

    She sounds like someone else I know. :-)

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  4. Hmmm .. seems to me that the 16 inch phallus reared it's ugly head from deep within your subconcious... and you were painting a flower for God's sake. What horrors or depravities might escape from that brush were you to try something else?..... Nah, stick with the pre xmas decision.... safer.

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  5. =:-O Judy, you've officially given me a case of the heebee-geebees!

    I know, it's scary isn't it, Neil? ... but it was Mog who noticed the beast first... and you should see my innocent foray into sci-fi!

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  6. I'd have to agree with Neil on this one... :)

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  7. Is there a bottle of valium in one of those hands? Just wondering!

    Anyways, really came by to say thanks and return the hugs you left yesterday. I really appreciated the kind gesture.

    Oh! And as for tinkling outdoors, I got caught once by our "ever vigilant gendarmes" and was issued a ticket. Now I wait until I'm in the forest where nobody will hear or see me.

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  8. And I still hate you Russ! ;-P

    Hey no worries Bogey, I've lost a few pets / animal friends myself. It's a lousy feeling.

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  9. I take it the apple doesn't fall far from the tree? ;-)

    Paint her a picture, even that one! And in the USA, May 10th is Mothers Day also, that reminds me I have to pick up a card for my mom.

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  10. Paint the smart car, well not actually the car, but a cartoony thing with your mum and you in the picture.

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  11. Lol! Why is it mothers are so easy to buy for and fathers so difficult?
    Btw, I really liked your skywatch photos, espcially the one will the propellor (hmm prob doesn't narrow it down too much!) but for some reason blogger/the www wouldn't let me comment on them. Odd.

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  12. What about a painting from one of your lovely photos? Something that reminds you of her in some sort of way.

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  13. Teeheehee. Not sure my own mum would appreciate anything like the wee nuclear dude. How about a sundial?

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  14. Perhaps I will just bake her a cake...

    :-/

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  15. I'd go with cupcakes Toastie!!!!

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