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.