I am so blessed to have Liboria McCormick in my life.
This is a pen & ink sketch of my mother, my sister and our life in the country I did 5years back. For those who have not seen anything like it before, this is how a Filipino bath looks like. It comprises of a manual water pump where a split bamboo shaft is connected to its spout and supported by a Y-shaped branch to convey water to a worn out tire used as a basin. Around it is a pile of rocks to keep the soil and wooden planks so children can jump up and down as they take a very cold bath.
This is also the reason why I draw figures with eyes shut today. A friend once commented that I should refrain drawing people staring back at the viewer coz it may cause discomfort. Of course, he wouldn't understand Liboria's stare. I'm sure all you wonderful and loving mothers out there already do.
Belated happy mother's day!