We received a very elaborate frame and I wanted to do a portrait that would be fitting in such an extravagant work. Of course, my wife Nicole jumped to mind immediately. She is portrayed as the "Patroness of Pysanky." She complained that her hand "was much too large," but it is deliberately exaggerated to enhance the importance of her fastidious manual labor. She dislikes the painting very much, but it is still a tribute by her devoted husband. We'll let the world decide.