Hey there dear ones. I took a short break from blogging so I could keep my sanity during the holiday season. Now it's January- a new year- and I am feeling energized and inspired.
One of my January goals includes making studio time a priority. I am also making "getting fit" a priority too, but that's another post.
So... I've had a few solid days of studio time and I feel confident that I can keep up my current schedule.
Two reasons: 1. I am exploring and "playing" with different colors, ideas, processes and subject matter--- portraits! (My least confortable area so it is fun and challenging to open up and try.)
2. I am working on a new series of paintings. The collection is titled "Through Infertility".
Basicly I am working with five unique couples who have experienced or are currently going through the turmoltuous journey of infertility.
Each week I will focus on an individual couple... taking their personal story and turning it into a work of art.
The goal is to give them something tangible that will in a way commemorate this season of life, while honoring their pain, joy, sorrow and uniqe twists and turns.
As I am working with couple 1 this week I am reminded anew why I choose to go after this project. I am inspired, honored, and moved to be able to paint an abstract expression of their journeys.
I've been emailing couple 1 with updates, details and photos the past two days. Their reaction to this experience is more than I could have hoped for. This process seems to be touching and healing for them.
"I'm speechless. I cried looking at the photos you sent. I love knowing that our story is literally the heart of this painting."
Yet, what I am most suprised by, is my own response.
am deeply moved. We've only just begun and I find that I am full of emotion, energy, inspiration, tears, joy and hope.
When this idea first came to me- fully formed- I recognized it's power and beauty immediatley. I knew I wanted to do this project to give healing hope, through my art, to other's on this journey.
What I didn't anticipate was just how beautiful and powerful it would be for myself.
I am so excited to see where this Through Infertility project goes and how it evolves. For now, I am just in awe of the way it has moved me in such a short time.
"You are not alone"- Couple 1 (female)
So it is with much anticipation that I begin this new year, this new month. 2017 will have a major focus in my art, it's growth and how I "put it out there into the world."
Follow along on Instagram at @artbyjacimusec
Please share with others who might be encouraged by this project.
and stay tuned for more Captured & Reclaimed updates.
Ps. Thank you, for being you. A miracle of life, breath & soul, heart & humanity, spirit & body... may you find inspiration and beauty in your life.
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