Madonna of the Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Inspired by Nina Katchadourian's brilliant Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style, and a six-hour Christmas shopping bender last night with my husband, I decided to give my own twist to some old masters. Behold, the Madonna of the Last Minute Christmas Shopping-

It also reminded me to not go back to my 90s bangs.

This sparked an idea to recreate fine art using photography and my children as adorable albeit somewhat unwilling cherubs. Now all I need is time -- and to learn how to use the self-timer on the camera.

What works would you like to see?


  1. Hmmm, let's see, a Picasso would be just too weird...

    1. That may be a little too much, even for this family. ;)