By Megan Piontkowski and Jessica Machado

Megan Piontkowski is an artist and illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She does a variety of editorial illustration as well as fabric sculpture, installation, quilted and embroidered pieces. Jessica Machado writes about the kind of grown-up she is here.

  1. Megan and Jessica last brought you Alternative Mother's Day Cards.

    My Dad, the vegetarian cyclist who looks good in coral

    It’s okay that broiling mammals isn’t your specialty, the grill not your domain

    That you wave your hand in front of your nose at the roar of a diesel engine

    That your fastball is a travesty

    That your favorite shirt is the

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  2. My Mother, Who Did Her Best   You picked me up when I was down (on the floor, with a busted knee, after playing slip-n-slide in the hallway while you were screwing with the DVR) You knew what was best for me (especially if I was whiny and we were in the car, driving past a McDonald’s) You supported me in all my endeavors (except for that one v-ball game you…

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