The art journey that I started a year ago through Smash-booking has been the most amazing, healing, exciting, scary, out of the box, uncomfortable and crazy experience! It has been a huge life changer and quite simply a miracle metamorphosis that I am still amazed by and thank God for every day.
I have learned so much, I have been given new eyes to see more beauty than ever before, a new perspective and a renewed sense of wonder and dreaming. It has been such an emotional and spiritual walk for me.
Along the journey I have mourned my mom and I continue to do so yet not so intensely. I have been drawn to things I’ve never been drawn to before. I have made a whole new group of artsy friends through cyberspace. I have gained a new sense of self worth. I have become more self-confident. I have embraced the fear and did it anyway many times over. I have taken chances. I have listened to my gut. I have walked through open doors.
At age 46, my life has not taken the path that most women’s lives have taken. I have always been a late bloomer, but now I know God’s timing is perfect. I feel as if I am becoming who I was born to be. I feel at peace. (Better late than never!)
A large part of the journey has been a renewed love and thirst for art – OTHER PEOPLE’S ART – now being able to admire pieces through a different lens…those new eyes of a fellow artist. I am starting to be a collector of artwork featuring Mothers and Daughters. They bring me so much joy where a year ago they would have brought only sadness.
Take a peek at the start of my new collection of “Mommy And Me” artwork!
“Like Mother, Like Daughter”- I love her primitive style! This is the very first print I purchased to start my collection. I painted the mats. Artist: Mindy Lacefield
You can find Mindy here: Tim’s Sally
This beauty is called “Moi et Maman” – Mama and me. Words on the right hand side are in French also. Translated “I love you Mama, I will love you forever!” Artist is the lovely Danielle Daniel. I painted and “Michelle’d up” the mat. Check out Danielle here: HER PAINTED WORD
And this is entitled “Being There” – painted by talented artist Paula McDonough. This print is part of a series called Lucky 7 and chronicles her journey through breast cancer treatment. You can visit Paula on Etsy
Keep your eyes open for me! Would love to add to my collection!
Until next time…Blessings,