Friday, February 24, 2012

Dreams Reawakening (Getting closer to immigration)

This drawing was kind of an art-journaling type thing, processing my feelings about waiting to immigrate and start our lives (finally!!!) and trying to not completely lose hope because it kept us in this horrible limbo that really felt to me like it was endless.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The moon is watching over you

This little watercolor painting came from my fears about losing the baby. The moon symbolizes God, watching over my little baby. I felt it was therapeutic and reassuring to make this painting, and to have such a visual reminder that God is watching over our baby, even in my womb. I made the baby and the room look pretty gender neutral since we don't know what I am having yet!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Master at Work

Here he is, using his whimsical genius to create fun cooking commercials for kids to help them want to cook healthy food!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Contemplating Motherhood

This is an intensely personal painting. I am 15 weeks pregnant, and I have had 3 miscarriages. I am really afraid to think too much about being a mom because I am so afraid this baby will be taken away from me, like the other 3 babies. I went to a collage painting class last Saturday, and it was very clear that God had in mind for me to do this painting, on motherhood. I had no idea ahead of time, but God really led me through this painting. Talk about Serendipidity! Wouldn't I love to celebrate and dream and look forward to this baby's birth, and having the honor of being it's mother??? Yet I am too timid and afraid to really own this new identity. However, God is a wild, untameable God, and has his own ideas for us, which are always so much more right, and true to who we are than the things we try to force ourselves into. At least I try to force myself into being ultra cautious and sensible. Kinda like not letting myself be happy or something. This painting has really captured my heart and soul. It is totally an act of bravery, a very permanent reminder of this season of my life. In the left center is the heart, a photo of Aurelien and I, because I wouldn't be a mother without him! And he is that other crucially important half of this baby's parents, the daddy! Around that photo I have placed images with really important symbolism to me, the Odalisque, and mermaids, etc. to signify the unique woman that I am and will continue to be despite also being a mom. Then there is a silhouette of a pregnant woman in the center of the painting, which is of course me right now. Then the remainder of the painting is images of motherhood that I found personally poignant, beautiful, and meaningful.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Going to work with my sweetie

I got to go to work with my hubby a couple of days while he was doing a free lance stop-motion animation job over the summer in Paris. It was very fun and we actually discovered that we work really well together!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Awesome Scrapbooking Giveaway!!!

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Michael's Scrapbooking Course 4 classes/$25

Come join me, your friendly neighborhood certified scrapbook instructor, this Sunday, February 5 at the Michael's Store on NE Glenn Widing Drive in Portland for a top-notch 4-week scrapbooking course at an incredible price! With the Spotted Canary School by EK Success you can really let your creativity take flight! Discover the essentials of great scrapbook designs in this uplifting 4-week course. Explore scrapbook basics, design techniques, the power of the pen, and the art of adding finishing touches. Sun Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:30pm - 4:30pm. You can email me for more information, or contact the store directly for registration information.


Michaels Store-NE Glenn Widing Drive