Monday, March 17, 2008

Illustration Friday- HEAVY

Heavy, WoW! These are two little gouache paintings I did in 2003, before my first baby was born and I was also trying to figure out what was happening with my Mom who has since been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. This is how I felt...everything was SO HEAVY, and I was really trying to hold it all up, and no longer just had to carry myself. It's now 2008, and well, I don't feel that way anymore. I feel lighter, happier and less scared. My Mom is doing well (the right diagnosis is so helpful) and getting the care she needs, she is visiting me right now thanks to my wonderful cousin. My children are growing up and soon I will miss how heavy they feel at times. I must be growing up too. Quite a transition, from the unknown to the known and gaining the strength and power to carry it all.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Little Star

I really overworked the paper this time, I like how parts of it worked....still not right though.....i like the blurriness, or softness, but still hard to capture the essence of the mother baby bond.

breast strokes

working my way through this with japanese paper and gouache..... i like the first one the best

Flame Retardant

Forget about tuna fish,
breast milk isn't even safe anymore..... it's true, they have found a huge increase in flame retardants in breast milk and in children over the past 10 years, and mostly in the U.S. Click on the title to find out more...

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Illustration Friday- LEAP

"Could someone please open the door for us?!!"

It's been 3 years....