I am mother

Posted in Personal Work

I recently stumbled across a blog dedicated to keeping the passion alive in your personal work.  It really spoke to me, because that is what I feel is lacking in my work of late.  So I dove in full force to see what this was all about.  On there, Brooke Shaden, who runs the blog, posted a challenge to anyone willing to accept, to take a self portrait and finish the sentence “I am __”.   So, I gladly accepted the challenge.  It has been too long since I have done anything at all!  So much of my time and energy is wrapped up in my family, my children in particular.  So what a perfect image for me, “I am a mother”.  I did go a little cliche with a momma bird theme, but it fits me right now.  I am protector, I am inspire-er, I am here for them.  I want them to embrace the world, but only as much as they can handle.  I want them to be excited, but also protected from evil.  I want them to know love and feel secure.  I am their mother, and I love them.

 

I am mother

“Takeover”

Posted in Personal Work

"Takeover"

I have had this idea in my head for a while.  The first attempt did not come out as I had hoped.  I used my 6 year old as my model and she was a little scared about levitating.  I really needed another pair of hands for this.  It would have made things a little bit easier.  Oh well.  I am just glad that I got it out of my head!   It is not perfect, but that is okay.  It is suppose to represent how easily technology can takeover your life.  I found this abandoned house, and thought it would be perfect to represent how people neglect the things that matter for the latest technology and to stay “connected.”  My lovely sister is modeling.   I may still post the first image of my daughter just because.