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.

1 comment:

carla said...

It is interesting to note the really different sizes of the babay and your mother in your two paintings. Seeing them together seems to show that each "burden" you felt at the time had its unique challenge, but both were supported by you. On a visual level, the colors and composition are powerful - drawing our focus on the subject. Powerful work! And i am gald things have changed!