Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mom 9: Jean Cummings

Jean Cummings. This is Aaron's grandmother. I knew her at the tail end of her life but never felt like I could keep up with her. She was a ball of energy. When she passed on we inherited a good portion of her library, which I think might be the most intimate way to get to know someone. She had books on everything from Macrobiotic diets to string theory to copies of the bible in ancient greek. She reminded me a lot of her era, she had the miraculous optimism of the space age.

While drawing this I got the impression that she really would want the DC Mormon temple included so I added it.


  1. Your impressions are very correct! She loved the DC temple. I really like this piece, thank you for including Grandma Jean!

  2. I love that you inherited the library. She sounds like a really cool lady.

  3. All of these are so special :) Thanks Katy!