Grandma Rose made most of the eggs in this jar over the course of her life. Each year she puts them on display for Easter. She no longer makes eggs, but she has a few coloring books that she works on each day to help keep her mind busy when she starts to miss Grandpa Andy. She takes each page one at a time and goes in order from front to back.
We had a lovely afternoon together working on our respective projects. When I started this sketch, my mom sat across from me writing letters, and shortly after, Rose took her place. I ended up focusing in on the detail of the eggs, and took my mom out of the background. (Sorry, mom!)
Grandma Rose, My mother Sharon, and me, all as young women. Rose's portrait was given to my grandfather with the note, "To Andrew, With All My Love Always".
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based in Mansfield, MA.