In 2007, I began blogging. It is exciting to create consistently, sell my work around the world, and meet wonderful friends! I paint, teach, write, am a lover of nature, family and friends. This is where I post my latest studio work with comments about my process, tips about my techniques, and my thoughts on how faith, art, and life converge. Book mark me and visit again soon!
Monday, September 15, 2008
The Nest once full ~
Nest eggs - 10 x 12" Oil on canvas
This is dedicated to one of my own nest-dwellers, celebrating his 23rd birthday today! Happy Birthday Travis! (#11)
Some months back, I posted a couple smaller paintings of empty nests. Now, I've painted a larger (yet similar) painting of a nest with eggs. In so many ways, this set of 3 has become a metaphor for my journey of motherhood - and in some ways - of my life! My own three children have been so very significant in my life, and now as they are growing older - leaving "the nest"- it is a time of great transition. I'm learning to readjust - to embrace my changed role as mom of adult children! Their significance is not at all diminished - but the requirements are quite different!