I have a new series of paintings to share with you - something I've been obsessing over this week...
NOTE: My lovely Group Members at the KmBerggren Community Group on Facebook saw these first, and gave me some great feedback. Ask to join the group (where I show first glances at products and paintings), we'd love to have you!
I came home from errands the other morning, and as I walked in realizing my sons were still asleep upstairs, I thought about how big they are now. About how when they were little I had so many names for them that (I felt) showed them how precious they were to me:
Lovey, Sweetie, Angel, Love, Boy-Boy, Boysie, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Love… and so many more, including lots of kid-specific names... I’m sure you can relate.
Now that they are teenagers, I wonder if I need those words? Is it demeaning to use them now? I think that maybe I can roll all of those affection-loaded names into one word that hopefully shows them how proud I am of them, and how honored I am to be their mom: SON
And will they hear in this one simple word, the adoration and depth of my heart for them? For my soon-to-be-men boys?
Then, the first image in this SON SERIES came into my mind, complete with a complexly colored, rich and deep sunshine, and my heart swooned. Shortly after, it blossomed into three paintings and with some nudges from my own soul and the members of my private FB group, fully-bloomed into four total paintings.
Yes, I NEED to create this series. For all of the sons who are dear to their mothers’ hearts, whether they are now big or are still small… Whether they are still here to hold, or still have mothers here to hold them… this tribute to sons deserves my time and my heart and my hands.
So, I am working on them.... Son 1, Son 2, Son 3 & Son 4. A visual celebration of “hatching” our boys out into the world. Lots of work still to come.
Who knew gathering groceries and unloading the car could be so inspiring?
I’m sharing them with you now, as a set of 4, and if you want to read my deeper thoughts on them, you can see the above photo. If you want to just read-in YOUR feelings and take-aways from each piece, please do that too!
As of this moment, I’m tossing around the idea of keeping the mother and child black and white and have always planned to have the suns be the most gorgeous parts of the paintings – I have thinking to do about how I want to pull this off. Can I? I hope so :)
Thank you for everything, have a WONDERFUL day. Wanna chat live in the Facebook Private Community? I'll see you there.
Love & Sincerely, Katie
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