Mixed Media Artist

Archive for October 19, 2010

The Dreamer (Overwhelming Beauty)

This is a 48″x48″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are red.
This painting is available HERE

Sometimes I look at my children and am overwhelmed by their beauty. Their beautiful innocence. As a mother I want to try to protect this beauty, to keep it as long as I can. Sometimes I wonder if my protection is a burden that I make them carry around. Sometimes my quest for perfection has opposite result, as with most things, forcing things to work or to fit ‘naturally’ doesn’t often work at all. When you are so uptight about making everything ‘just so’, you can miss all the other stuff. It may not be what you were planning but can be surprisingly better than you ever imagined. Sometimes we can’t possibly dream big enough and we have to know when to let go of preconceived ‘dreams’ and let life unfold. I know that the quest for beauty in my life will never end. I can’t help but romanticize things, it is just who I am. I am a dreamer but I am also a bit a of a control freak. I hope that I can step back and let my children dream too. Their own dreams, not my idea of what their dreams should be.