"Happy Mother's Day" plate, by me, 1980
This is the plate I presented to my mother on Mother’s Day 1980, I was 7 years of age. I remember drawing it inside the circle border (plate size) on the special piece of paper at school, that was then magically transformed into a plate. Over the years this plate has functioned as a display case item, a dinner plate, a very large water saucer for out pet cats, Tabitha and Samantha and more recently a water catcher for indoor and outdoor plants.
I had forgotten all about it’s existence until mum was doing some clearing out and she presented it back to me. I really can’t believe it has survived all this time, especially after all those years outside under a pot plant!
What’s even funnier for me is the abundance of hearts in the drawing as I went through a phase in my teens really despising anything ‘heart shaped’. I still consider hearts a ridiculously commercial symbol for love, nevertheless, isn’t it amazing how much emotion can be conveyed with in one or a couple of dozen?
Love you mum
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