I am ENORMOUSLY grateful for your thoughts about my Seeker, and your pre-orders for the Silent Story book! Thank you!
Over the last 2.5 years of work, I have been nervous, scared and overcome with Resistance. I put the project aside for SIX MONTHS because I had many other projects. Looking back, I COULD have squeezed in Silent Story, but Resistance is good at using what is already inside us ("I have so much on my plate!!") as a tool to stop us from doing what we are meant to do. And it succeeded... for a little while.
But this project NEVER left me. I see my Seeker everyday on my walls and in my heart. I FEEL like her, and I hear others feeling like her. Two women, both of them grandmother-age, told me in the last couple weeks how The Seeker has touched them and one said "The Seeker IS ME!"
At the same time, teenage girls that I love were misty-eyed when I shared the early mock-up with them. This process has been crazy and fiery and has made me bubble over with glee, anxiety, awe and inspiration ♥
♥I'm infinitely grateful for the opportunity to have had my heart broken ~ otherwise Silent Story... Would. Not. Exist♥
Over the last year of sharing The Seeker with you, I've been blown-away by the number of people who have felt her, saw her and wrote to tell me about how she made them feel:
"I am so drawn towards the Seeker. I feel her emotions so deeply, she is very real and very honest - in her true feelings and vulnerability. Sometimes it's difficult to describe what pain really feels like - the mental type, especially for those of us who feel it very deeply. When I look at her, I know that I am not alone, I know that there are other people that feel life, love, pain and happiness as deeply as I do." ~ M.O.
“This is a beautiful gift you have created for women, that subtle nod/appreciation of the journey we go on... It is an empathetic, compassionate, creative all-knowing interpretation of motherhood. My interpretation of what you were conveying might not be 100% accurate. But it caused me to literally ball my eyes out crying at work, because it touched my heart and gave me goosebumps.” ~ A.O.
“I experienced a whole wide range of emotions looking at each of them and being reminded how many similar experiences we all share throughout life, where the details may differ, but the bigger picture is so similar for so many of us. And it helps to not feel so alone.” ~ M.P.
“When I look at these, I feel like I’m not alone in the way that I sometimes feel…”
~ From the husband of a collector, visiting the studio
The Seeker is angular, but also soft. With long arms that will wrap around you if you need them, but will also wrap around herself when she’s feeling vulnerable. She has long legs to stand tall, but also to fold in on themselves. She has a long body that can arch in triumph, stretch with joy, or double-over from grief.
I think many of us, deep down, can relate to this true being. You can now reserve your copy of the finished book.
NOTE: you can now pre-order your copy of the finished book!
Let me know if you have any questions - feel free to write me back.
Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful week.
Love & Sincerely, Katie