one of the many little details that i (portrayed above) love about my mom is that she adorns herself with all with all the little tchatckes that her kids have given her over the years. she doesn't wear them all at once of course but, when we come to visit, the bracelets and necklaces and clothes and buttons all go into circulation. i was especially touched by the spider-fan button that she wore for this portrait (below) because i know she wouldn't wear if she didn't love me so much. "my son, the nerd!" it proclaims.
by the way, i teased her for trying to smile throughout this entire drawing but, like a master yogi, she kept it up for the full ten minutes. i was impressed.