Painting Motherhood In Review: Home

Posted by katie berggren on

HOME has become one of my signature pieces ~

she has helped to define my purpose, and has served as a valuable icon for what I am out to do.




Here is her story:
The first cassette tape I owned was Billy Joel’s – Innocent Man – I nearly wore it out. I still have that tape and have ever since I was a little girl. It’s beat up and dusty and I don’t even own a cassette player!


Billy Joel’s (older) music has always moved me and several seem to be written just for me.

One in particular (playing as I write this), “You’re My Home” contains a message that speaks to my heart.


“… when you touch my weary head
and you tell me everything will be all right
You say – ‘use my body for your bed
and my love will keep you warm throughout the night’

…Well, I’ll never be a stranger
and I’ll never be alone

wherever we’re together
that’s my home…”

Throughout the last couple years, Home has taken her place in my fair sign, my website banner, my Facebook welcome page, my Online Etsy shop and Facebook page avatars. Her simple monochromatic form has also become the inspiration for two commissioned paintings (at client request) over the years.

The Original Painting of Home sold right away, after completion.

I am honored to offer Home in print form, such as an archival 12×12 print,

Home has been featured on pendants and charms



As well as the Volume 1 Hardbound Painting Inspiration Book (which contains the same art as the mini Volume 1).

I thank you for your time ~ let me know if you have any questions, or would like to take home a print, charm, pendant or book containing Home.

Love & Sincerely, Katie

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[See image gallery at www.paintingmotherhood.com]

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