My Mom's Birthday

Today is my Mom's birthday. She died in 1998 and I miss her.
She was incredibly supportive - When I was young she made sure I had a steady supply of crayons, markers and doodle art kits and later on she was unfailingly encouraging of even my most zany artistic pursuits.

My mom was a nurse and in 2001 the Warren Design Group asked me to illustrate an Anniversary book for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles with a special focus on nursing throughout the ages. They sent me all sorts of groovy reference material of former nurses' uniforms and asked me to draw a uniform from each decade placed on a mannequin. Above is a sketch of the one from the 1960s which is based on a uniform that my mom wore.