Part of what I like so much about Downton is watching Maggie Smith in the roll of the Dowager Countess. My husband first noticed her resemblance to my mother in her later years, and certain facial expressions bring up fond memories and even laughter as we remember my mum.
These photos aren't the best to show this, but be assured that seeing Maggie in this role has my late mother on my mind lately even more than ever!
I've decided to do a portrait or two of my mom, inspired by the style of my newest muse, Henri Matisse.
And I'll have my first draft, in cut paper, on my blog Friday, thanks to Karen at Sew and Sow Life, who invited her readers to articulate something they would like to accomplish by Friday. A little accountability can be a very good thing!
Hope you are having an excellent week!