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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Paintings & Stories: 40. Amma: Mother: Happy Mothers' Day!


Amma, the Hugging Saint, watercolor and graphite pencil, ©Heeyoung Kim


'Amma' means Mother. In almost all languages, 'mom, mama, umma, amma, ...... ' are among the first words babies learn. Phonetically, it is the easiest sound to articulate. When babies just open their mouths and let air flow, that is the sound, 'mama, mom, amma,... and so on.

Amma, the Hugging Saint, simply hugs people. Like all mothers do. Everyone feels it differently: some gets great comfort, some feel their anxiety released, some others feel simply loved.......

She comes to Chicago early July. I expect another heavenly hug from her, truly Motherly Hug!

My pray for all mothers!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

39. See my exhibition until the end of May!

May is a special month. Time to think of parents. Well, we always think of our parents, but we like to show a little more love and care to them than we usually do.

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, ©Heeyoung Kim
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For some reason, when I drew this Milkweed seedpods, I thought of loving relationship between parents and children. The pods had nurtured seedlings and let them fly away, but I made them lingering around, rather than just flying away, maybe because we all want our loved ones to stay in our thoughts always. 

Mothers' Day always reminds me of this drawing. 
Happy Mothers' Day!