My mom had painted all of her daughters a beautiful kitchen madonna years and years ago. Sadly, (and somewhat embarrassed to admit), I never knew of a story behind it. I just added that book to my wishlist. It is a beautiful tradition that I intend to pass down to my children as well.
Whoops! Thanks for adding the link! Sometimes I have trouble finding the right post, and I know you prefer not linking directly to the pdf. Which I can't blame you- I'm having trouble and have to keep moving my pdf's too. So frustrating! :-)
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and yourself!