Sunday, September 20, 2009

For my mother

Posts from the weekends don't tend to get as many hits as ones I do during the week (I think folks mostly read from work), so I figured this would be a good time to post this. 

My mother is a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to my art (she told me to just stick to my flowers and portraits). Like most mothers, she tries to be supportive but you just know it's not the path she would have chosen for me. While she might say she enjoys my series of nekkid men from 70s porn, I think she's just being polite. However, when I off-handedly mentioned that I won a  merit award for a piece I did for an auction, I could hear genuine excitement in her response ("So tell me more about this award!"). I just wanted to post this to thank her (and my family) for all their support in my continued path down the road of being an artist. 

Also, congratulations to Judith Kindler for receiving the Artist of the Year award from PONCHO.


Kells said...

Congratulations to you!

Joey Veltkamp said...

OH, thanks so much, Kells. I'm mostly excited for my mother. ;)

Susanna said...

this is great Joey!

Tales from the Crib said...

So sweet Joey, and congratulations, too!