It felt so good to be matting and framing a painting again this week - albeit, it's not really "new" and not my usual work per se. But it is a painting I made for my mother. I'm really glad that she has some work from me that wasn't made when I was 5 years old. And it's kind of funny, how in spite of all the art I am constantly making or planning to make, that so few have been dedicated to loved ones. And I do think it is so important for artists to make work for those they love. I imagine very different emotions channel into the work in those very specific circumstances.
Anyways, she always wanted me to "paint flowers" and so, here is Gardenias.
Noelle Raffaele - artist