If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen the new Not Forgotten memorial drawings for babies gone too soon that I've posted as I finish them. It has been a humbling and vulnerable and beautiful experience to create this sweet imaginings that ease babylost mamas' hearts just a little. Thank you to everyone who has allowed me to draw your sweet child.
But . . . I need to take a break from the drawings, at least for a little while. First of all, because of time -- I just don't have any. I have guest posts and Still Standing articles that need writing, other artwork that's calling my name, and a Very Big Project (which I'll be announcing soon) that are using up the scant free time I have outside of mama-ing. I am struggling to meet my Not Forgotten deadline, and that's not okay.
More than that, though, I am feeling a bit used up. I am not able to pour the amount of energy and love into these drawings that the babies that they represent (and their parents) deserve. This is a sacred project, and if there's only stress than something's not working right. It's time to rest.
So I am stepping away from them, for the time being at least. I may do some more here and there, but they will be free and won't come with a heavy-feeling deadline.
I will, however, be continuing on with my mixed media artwork. Art is self-care for me, so that won't be going away any time soon. I just won't be doing any custom work or commissioned pieces.
To the mamas who allowed me to draw your sweet baby (or babies) -- thank you. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. It has truly been an honor.
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