The one about Moms
I found out today that a neighbor had died early this morning. It was a such a sad thing since she was so young. I feel just awful for her husband and her sweet little kids I just cried so many times today. This must be the worst day of their lives. She died suddenly from complications associated with her pregnancy and even worse, the baby didn't survive. I've had a heavy heart all day.
So I found it rather weird to be posting the book I made about being a mom. I had photographed it a few weeks ago when I got it back from Sharon Soneff. She had contacted me late fall of 2006 about contributing to her newest book, Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression. Such a beautiful book full of art journals and such. My project was about my struggles as a mom. Its pretty embarrassing to even say it out loud--I am afraid one would think I didn't like my kids. That's not the case--but man, do I ever struggle. And I feel guilty about it. Hey, ya know what? I never believed writing stuff down would help--but it did! I am sure I came across as whiny.
I uploaded all the pics to my flickr stream.
(this is really cool---so many of the elements on the book's cover are from my little project. It must be my time for covers. i should enjoy it while it lasts, huh?)