Don't Mess with Momma
much searching and dreaming, a couple of years ago, my sister and
brother-in-law moved to a new home. I’m
not sure when Sis realized how ‘perfect’ it really was for her. She has always had a fondness for ducks and
in the first spring after they moved, she discovered they had a family of
mallard ducks in the small creek behind their house. Within hours, she was feeding them and
declared herself to be their official godmother with the responsibility of
protecting them from any that would prey upon her ‘charges.’
has done a good job because, when we last visited, the single small family of
ducks has become a fairly sizable flock.
Regardless, though, she still gets excited when they come waddling into
her back yard looking for the food she provides.
the fall of 2011, I asked my brother-in-law to send me some photos of one of
the mothers and her ducklings. From one
of the pictures, this artwork developed.
It was done as a surprise gift for my sister. I have no lofty illusions, though. She may hang the work but will still get her
joy from feeding the ducks.
The original of
“Don’t Mess with Momma” is a scratch drawing on
12" x 9" black scratchboard. Giclee reproductions are available.
reproductions are on archival paper. The colors of the giclee are as
close as possible to the original, however some differences may occur.
Images will be slightly smaller than paper size listed below due to a minimum one inch border required for printing.
Prices include ground shipping to the United States. Contact the artist for expedited or international shipping charges.
Georgia residents will have 7% sales tax added at checkout.