The Moon To Light Your Way
This is a 8″x10″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 3″ deep and are painted turquoise. This painting is $190 and is available HERE
As a mother, I often feel like the moonlight. Trying to light the way for my children in a very dark and unknown environment. How can I know the best way through the forest? Clouds consistently block my light and make it impossible for me to catch those carefully placed bread crumbs even if the birds have missed them. ‘The blind leading the blind’ comes to mind. I am sometimes as childish as my children, as doe eyed, caught in the light as frequently as in the dark. I stumble around not knowing which way is up. Not exactly comforting for any child. I have yet to figure out how to ‘act’ like I know what I am doing and I think my girls see right through me. Perhaps you can fool them for a little while but after the age of four they start to realize that you are clueless as they are. Perhaps this is why they are always asking me ‘why?’. They realize that I don’t really know why and that I am just on auto pilot, which makes that question even more exasperating. I swore that I would never say ‘because I said so that is why’ …. uh, yeah that was when I was twenty and was fifteen years away from having kids. Sorry, twenty year old self, I haven’t just said it once either and don’t you dare ask me ‘why?’ because I really don’t know why this question is so hard to answer. Maybe it would mean stopping for a minute and thinking and who has time for that?
So, the idea of being the moon and lighting the way for my children is kind of silly but the dream is that I can do this and that I can protect them and guide them. And the even bigger dream is that they might just listen. So I paint my dreams and perhaps that will help them become a reality.