On this Mother’s Day, I’d like to share some of my artwork that depict mothers. The domestic scene above is an illustration from Mary Had a Little Lamb. And the one below shows the kitchen in my book, In the Heart. 


This detail from my Self Portrait: A Personal History of Fashion, covers the years when my children were very young and physically attached to me.


I made this “Old Mother Hubbard” ornament for the Family Trees Exhibit in Concord, MA.

old motherhubbardWM

And finally, here’s The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, from my book Pocketful of Posies which peels away the sugar coating of motherhood.


8 thoughts on “Mothers

  1. Happy Mother’s Day Salley and to All the Mom’s that post on your Blog!!
    The more I look at your work the more details I discover. Thank you for always sharing.
    GOD Bless, Rebecca

  2. I love close-ups of your work. I am most impressed with your self portrait. I can identify with the age and clothes in most of those. Happy Mother’s Day!!.. You are such a gift to us all.

  3. Your mothers and children are so enchanting! Thank you, Salley…it was a sweet gift to see these photos, today!!!

  4. What a lovely Mother’s Day greeting, Salley! I love seeing details of your work close-up.

    Thanks for sharing these images.


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