It’s Good Friday. I’ll apologize now for the video voiceover….it was recorded before we knew about Mom, so it’s not me being callous.

I think a nest with a couple yet-to-be-born eggs in it is probably one of the best subjects to honor Mom. She had me and my older sis on Good Friday of 1964. A third egg was added years later, but the bird sitting on this nest would have been…my mama.

But I’d like to tell you my Mom/Good Friday story, so keep reading…..and enjoy the video as if the world hadn’t just crashed around me. 



Tutorial: How to draw a bird’s nest

Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!

A little story

Good Friday every year of my life was spent the same way. Hearing the story of the day I was born.

Every year on my phone call with Mom, she’d remind me that I was born on Good Friday – and she knew the pain of Jesus! We would laugh about it, year after year. 

Oh what I wouldn’t give to have one more year of laughing with her.


Fine Art Sale

Use coupon code HBD60 to buy something from the shop – my mom would have loved it if you bought something for your mom for Mother’s Day. I’ll take care of shipping things when I return.

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  1. The sketchbook is no longer on Etsy – it’s by HandStitchedbyEllen who seems to have emptied her shop since I bought the sketchbook – a lot of creators are doing that nowadays, I’m so sad.
  2. Caran d’Ache Grafwood Pencils 
  3. Electric Eraser, Mont Marte
  4. Kneaded Eraser 

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