For her birthday family reunion, I made her this card, with 9 Nur Mahal roses, a rose that hybridized the year she was born, 1923:
|Nine Roses for Nita, 5x7" watercolor and ink|
For today, her real birthday, I made my second everyday icon. My first, I made for my daughter's birthday. I decided this kind of illustration would be a good way to honor my family and friends. Nita and I both loved the illustrations of David Diaz in the picture book Me, Frida, so I loosely based the design on the cover of that book.
|Queen Nita: Celestial Love, 7x10", mixed media|
I think this will be a series and the next birthday in my family is mine, so I guess the next one will be a self portrait. Stay tuned.
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