For moms, no two days are quite the same—each one brings a distinct challenge and a different joy. Artist Sora Ceballos-Lopez is exploring the many sides of motherhood in her daily drawings, which use detailed pen patterns and whimsical watercolors to portray the magical bonds between mothers and their children, particularly with their daughters. Some of the illustrations are more fantastical, while others are more realistic, but every sweet installment conveys a heartwarming closeness between a parent and her small spitting image.
Ceballos-Lopez explained to Instagram that the project's earliest beginnings date back to her pregnancy with her little girl, Gaby. She had started collecting figurines and artwork with a mother-daughter theme, which rekindled an urge to doodle, a hobby she hadn't practiced since high school. In a sense, then, having a child enabled the artist to revive her own childhood creativity.
Gaby is now 10 years old, and Ceballos-Lopez is still drawing. In fact, every day since January 1, 2016, she's been adding one new piece to her motherhood series as a New Year's challenge. By December 31, she'll have rainbow-colored collection of 366 visual tributes to the extraordinary moments of love and intimacy between daughters and their doting moms.
All images via Sora Ceballos-Lopez.