Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Madonna and child
Time for the decorations. This is a classic made years ago. I was inspired by the holiday and my own entrance into motherhood. I identified a little with the idea of Mary's future suffering. Motherhood isn't easy. I'm told it gets easier when you can let go. But then I am also told that you never stop worrying. What happened to Jesus during his teenage years? Did Mary keep her serenity?
For now, and every Christmas, this picture hangs over the fireplace. This year it is flanked by creative expressions of my children. The ceramic mugs are a sampling of an array made by my eldest son and the abstract still life encaustic was done by my youngest. Not for sale. (ndp)