I was recently contacted by Holistic Parenting magazine to have the first piece in my Baby Thoughts Collection, ‘Motherhood Is…’ featured in their publication. This piece has special significance to me as it was completed when my daughter was about 4 months old. I recall being exhausted at the time but also craving having the mental and physical time and space to create art and words. So somehow, I pushed through the fog of my exhaustion and created ‘Motherhood Is…’
My goal in creating the Baby Thoughts Collection, was to inspire new mothers and parents along the journey of parenthood. And through creating this piece, I also inspired myself to continue to push my limits in order to create during this time. So while my daughter napped, I created.
This series of motherhood art or birth art, has also resonated with doulas, midwives and other birth professionals as they are so intimately connected with mothers and fathers through their work.
So, it feels especially good to have this piece acknowledged because it feels like not only is my artwork being recognized but a greater struggle has been given recognition as well.