Message from the Artist: Not all is peaches and cream in a home with small children, and sometimes I wonder if I’m a hypocrite by painting only those sweet moments.
This piece is heavy for me – I fall from grace and bark at my little ones occasionally... For a variety of reasons I’ve asked my children to forgive me and they me. I believe in the power of forgiveness.
Page 91 in “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise L. Hay hit home for me in this mention: “when we are stuck, that usually means there is some more forgiving to be done. When we do not flow freely with life in the present moment, it usually means we are holding on to a past moment. It can be regret, sadness, hurt, fear or guilt, blame, anger, resentment, and sometimes even the desire for revenge. Each one of these states comes from a space of unforgiveness, and refusal to let go and come into the present moment. Love is always the answer to healing of any sort. And the pathway to love is forgiveness. Forgiveness dissolves resentment…” What a fantastic book.
In this painting, the mother is very nearly looking toward the sky, as if to confirm the forgiveness that she is either giving or receiving.
I’ve improved my print sizes! You can choose
YOUR best size in the "Choose Your Print Size" box above. I now offer sizes that are easier to frame, and consistent regarding size of
print and shape of image.
My goal is Happier Collectors ~ PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me for clarification or with feedback. ~Sincerely, Katie m. Berggren
I have 2 types of Prints for you, in a variety of sizes. Learn more below.
Each print is created from an original KmBerggren painting.
Brand New! Miniature Collectable Prints! 5x5 and 5x7 inch prints are
affordable, cluster-able, collectable, frame-able, give-able. They sit on a
tiny easel, rest on a shelf, and look divine propped on a desk or bedside
table. Choose 5x5 (for square images) or 5x7 (for non-square images) in the
Choose Your Print Size box above!
PRINT TYPE 1: Archival Paper Prints
are acid-free for durability and long life on smooth
heavyweight paper. Archival means they are expected to last a lifetime. Paper
Prints are autographed by me, the artist, and will ship in an acid-free sleeve
with a stiff acid-free backing board for safe arrival in a stiff mailer. 13x19
prints are rolled and shipped in a heavy-duty triangular tube.
You can choose a thin or
thick white margin on your print (see image) ~ thicker white margins act as a
“mat” in your frame. Thinner white margins give you a larger image on your
print, and can be matted and framed, or framed without a mat.
Prints have different shapes
(square or rectangle) because my original paintings are created onto different
sizes and shapes of canvases!
All my prints are created from high quality
photos or scans of my original paintings.
Archival Paper Prints are
available in 5x5 inch, 5x7 inch, 8x8 inch, 8x10 inch, 12x12 inch or 13x19 inch
The sizes that are available depend upon the shape of the image you
Standard off-the-shelf frames
are available online and in many craft stores in each of the Paper Print sizes.
5x5 & 5x7 inch prints are
cluster-able, frame-able, collectable and so gift-able!
PRINT TYPE 2: Stretched Canvas Prints are printed on the highest quality cotton
canvas to insure amazing sharpness and quality. Your Stretched Canvas Print has
beautifully printed 1.5" edges in a rich dark color that complements the
image. Stretched Canvas Prints are the absolute closest option you can get to
an original painting on canvas, once the original painting has sold.
Stretched Canvas Prints are
shipped in a sturdy box, wrapped for protection.
Stretched Canvas Prints vary
in size availability starting at 10x10 inch and will arrive to you with a
hanging wire attached, ready for your wall. No framing necessary. Please allow
4-6 days for your Stretched Canvas Print to be carefully created before
See some Stretched Canvas Print
Please let me know if you
have any questions, or if you need a print created with a custom size or shape.
I am happy to consider your requests.
If you don’t see a print that makes your heart sing, consider working one on
one with the artist, me, and having a custom original painting created,
inspired by your family.
You can learn more about the custom painting process here.