Are there fundamental differences to raising boys or girls?
It’s a tough question to answer.
What I love about this painting is that is shows us how we all begin: with an ability to show loving kindness. In many ways we seem to think we need to perhaps not show this type of tenderness when we grow up.
Finding a balance between play, love, creativity and responsibility helps us emotionally grow.
As Mother’s Day approaches I say a prayer to all those Mum’s whose children are far away from them by circumstances out of their control and for anyone who has experienced sudden loss of a parent, or women who have miscarriaged.
Some of these taboos are still with us, it takes bravery to speak about them and courage to show compassion not judgement of another person’s feelings or circumstances.
All profits from my paintings go towards Lymphoma Research in memory of my Grandfather who was young at heart.