Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Blue


It is just how I feel sometimes.

I have two minutes before that birdie wakes from her nap, so I am short on words today.  I have many internal struggles as a mother. I would not change my life for anything, I know, but deep inside I long for other things.  My last babe has made me feel very trapped.  She is very needy.  But all in all, when the day is done, and I have painted a little and I reflect on my truth, I know it is as it should be.  Perfect. Complete.  Loving. True.



Linking up for a colorful summer here at Twinkle Twinkle!

Happy week!

32 comments:

  1. I love this so much. I love everything about it - the flock of birds, the bird in a cage (with wonderful wire work) and the figures on either side of the page - and all on cardboard? LOVE that. Your post and piece are beautiful inside and out. And so true - Mommyhood is the hardest and the best thing ever ;) Thank you for playing along, xoxo

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  2. This is a beautiful, thought-provoking piece. It really resonates with me...brings back long-ago memories of unsettled times as a new mother.

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  3. this is brilliant...i knew you would do something to make to think...just everything in it is perfect and the meaning behind it....yay you!!!xxx

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  4. Love the birds. Birds play a lot into my art as well. This may well be my favorite of the blues!

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  5. This is beautiful and honest and I love it.

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  6. This is beautiful! Love the birdies. :)

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  7. Stunning! You are so very talented...your passion always comes through so beautifuly in your artwork. :)

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  8. The birdies, the cage, the faces..everything is so well thought out! great piece!!

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  9. Very honest and so true. I'm sure many of us have felt the same, trapped and yet not trapped, but wouldn't have it any other way anyway.

    Love that this was done on cardboard and that's a sweet sweet birdie in the cage.

    x

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  10. What a wonderful piece of blueness! And your words so heartfelt and fit so well with the picture.
    It can be hard being a Mum sometimes.
    x

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  11. This is a beautiful blue piece. I love the texture.
    I feel the same way. I only have two of mine home during the day, but that is enough. They drive me up the wall some days, but I would never give up these precious years staying home with them.

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  12. Haha, you know me so well, b/c I never use color! Glad for the challenge though to push me out of my comfort zone!

    Regarding my blog background, I think there might be a better a way, b/c when I do it the sizing always distorts the pic...but I'll tell you the steps that I use for my background so you can play!

    Click on DESIGN, then TEMPLATE DESIGNER, select BACKGROUND, click on the little arrow to the right of the image, UPLOAD IMAGE. Here you can upload your pic you just need to make sure it's the right size. I always "save for web" in PSE to 1800x1600.

    Hope this helps!! Just give me a shout if you have any ?s. :D

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  13. I love the story your piece tells; gorgeous blue.
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

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  14. Being a mother is the hardest job in the world! Thank you for being so honest. Beautiful art!

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  15. It is such a difficult job; Your art work is so symbolic and beautiful. We all have moments like this; hang in there and find beauty in every day.
    I find art is the best way to cope or writing when my life isn't going as planned~xXx

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  16. You have a lovely way on getting your emotion in your art..it's beautiful and touching.

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  17. What a beautiful and thought provoking piece. Full of emotion... I love how honest you are, being a mum is the hardest job in the world... but also the most rewarding.
    Love all the details, especially the birdies and the cage...
    Will look forward to seeing more of your art over the next few weeks :)
    Jan x

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  18. I love this piece. I shows your inner self, trapped and free at the same time.

    That is motherhood - always. My baby is now having a baby of her own, our first grandchild, we are all nervous and so excited at the same time. Scary but wonderful!

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  19. Really wonderful expression of your feelings. I love this piece!

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  20. Very lovely and inspirational art work! Love those sweet little birds.

    I think it's great that you are continuing to do your art along with taking care of your baby. You're fitting in important ME time.

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  21. No need to be blue... you are fulfilled in every other way, particularly creatively. Lovely work.

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  22. This is gorgeous. I love it! Birds are so freeing and lovely. They always give me a feeling of peace and contentment.
    I had 4 kids in 5 years and have home schooled them all the way through. I am at the end of my journey, they're all close to being done, but I very clearly recall the days and moments that tried my patience. It can be very difficult and the sacrifices we make seem never ending. I put myself on hold for years, I think it's brilliant of you to steal bits of creative time for yourself. I wish I would've done that sooner. Hang in there! The blessings far outweigh the sacrifices...as hard as that is to believe at times!

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  23. I like your honesty about your feelings. Your artwork is beautiful and I can see how you put all your thoughts and feelings into it.

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  24. Dramatic page. It's hard to be so honest...

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  25. Daniele, what a fabulous piece! I love it!!

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  26. so beautiful. thank you for the inspiration...

    and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog...so fun that you noticed my work in sommerset before reading the name. a huge compliment to me, THANK YOU!

    have a wonderful weekend!
    -juliette

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  27. Hi, I just wanted to let you know I have something for you on my blog!
    Have a happy and joy filled weekend!

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  28. Such a beautiful and expressive painting!

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  29. excellent painting and I like your honesty at being a mum..it annoys me when so many mums reflect a seemingly perfect family life on their blog! Have a good week and take your baby out for a walk in the pram..that always helped me when mine were babies they are 6, 8 and 11yrs now and I have just been camping with them to tire them out...thanks for visiting my blog

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  30. Hi! Thanks for stopping by for last weeks summer of color (blue). I'm quite behind I know..oops! I LOVE this! I love and totally relate to this post (even though I have only one kiddo). It's the hardest darn job, but I wouldn't give it up. As long as I can get some art done... nobody gets strangled, ha ha! Your art piece is amazing.

    xoEsther

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