To honor my Mom, I thought I'd share this video I made two years ago to the day. I cannot remember why she started showing me how to draw the Anhinga bird but I'll cherish this moment forever. It's classic Mom, or Miss Christoph, as she would have been known to her beloved students. If only I had fully known how little time we had left... Words cannot express the love I feel for this creative and beautiful woman, how less joyful and colorful, our world will be without her.
I also thought I'd share a few wonderful pieces of children's art created by my Mom's students at Alturas Elementary School. More beautiful examples of her student's artwork can be viewed at Artsonia. Take a moment to explore the various galleries, it'll melt your heart.