36 x 48" acrylic on canvas
I started this painting after finding an old shoebox filled with memories I'd saved from my childhood-teenage years. This piece represents growth, exploration and the ability to choose what narrative we hold onto as we move forward in life. The bird is flying out of high contrast peaks and valleys into an undefined sky. The bird's feathers have some of the same colors as the swirls, symbolizing choice. The eye is gold mica and feathers have an iridescent tint to represent the reflections of our environment and relationships. I was actually pretty stuck on this painting for a few weeks and couldn't look at it but maybe that was just part of the healing process 💓
Off to my first ever MUMS GROUP! Yes I have two children but am only venturing out to one now. They used to absolutely terrify me and when Ezra was born postnatal support just wasn't there.
This group is ran by Bluebell a postnatal mental health charity is Bristol, they are amazing and well worth reaching out to if you are struggling postnatally. They even have a drop in centre if you just need a safe place to chat.