Friday, January 22, 2010

more pages

Yesterday I finished 3 more pages in my art journal. This page with the heart took me a long time. For the past few days I had been thinking through the idea of being brokenhearted. I don't frequently feel brokenhearted as a mama, but it's definitely been part of journey. A very real and confusing and hard part of the journey. I really wanted to represent that in this book, but I felt like it was such a complicated emotion to craft.

Initially I was envisioning a heart that I rip in half and then use some kind of hardware to hold the two pieces together. But, that didn't feel quite right. It felt too severe. Then I thought about hearts that are depicted with a cupid's arrow piercing them and that felt closer to what I was going for: a pierced heart, but not in an entirely bad way. A few weeks ago I had bought these old clock hands at a flea market and decided to use them for this project. I like how the clock hands add an element about time.

The heart that I used was a leftover Valentine decoration from our crafting shenanigans on Monday.

And that's where I'm at. I plan to finish this up this afternoon while Isaac snoozes, so you might hear from me again today! ;)


scrappyjacky said...

Love what you're doing with this journal....and the clock hand just works perfectly.

Seeking La Loba said...

Such good, hard work. All of it.

I love your sweet, rambunctious boys too.

Cat said...

Great work, as usual! Can't wait to see more.

Deb said...

This is so awesome, Robyn. xo

Mama V said...

I'm really liking this, Robyn. I think I know what you mean by heartbreak. If I had known how much heartache and worry would come with having children, I wouldn't have had them!

Okay, that's not true, really. Not at all. But I do admit to sometimes longing for those care-free days before kids!

I too like the clock hands you used. Time: the great healer of all things...

And I love that you always find a silver lining, seeking resolution and ending with a positive note by being able to recognize how you are blessed amidst the moments of struggle.

Great work as always, mama.

erin said...

What a great way to process what you guys are dealing with. I think you are a wonderful mother and you have wonderful sons. Your boys are lucky to have you.