Thursday, July 8, 2010

plans of her own...




As she tells me what she wants from her life I am speechless and I don't think I will get over the initial shock of seeing a face I know so well... with plans of her own (plans, I might add that don't altogether coincide with the plans I had in my mind).  I think when you have children it is like letting a little part of your soul go walking into the world with a will all of it’s own.  

15 comments:

Škorčica said...

I love your words, so beautifully combined with those delicate paintings.
Such intimate thoughts. Gentle colours. And so lyrical alltogether.

danasparkle said...

you are heard by all mothers around the world. strength of heart to you as part of it decides without you. sending you a big fluffy blanket of comfort, some rich dark chocolate and a deep cup of tea to soothe you.
*

NatashaMay said...

What are her plans? :) I can only imagine how that feels. The painting is beautiful!

Juliette Crane said...

so beautiful. i just LOVE hearing your story. this piece really awakens a little part in my heart. thank you for sharing :)

-juliette

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Beautiful post, Katherine. It is hard and wonderful all at the same time, to see our kids blossom into being themselves.I feel your shock! ♥♥

simplydelicious said...

Sending strength your way!

~Karen

Jacqueline said...

Your words are amazingly beautiful!I will remember this when i have a little one of my own! I love this painting lots! My parents must have felt the same way when i told them about my dreams. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

jacqueline
http://www.jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Catherine Just said...

beautiful words and image

Noël said...

Katherine, You captured the hardest part of parenting... beautifully in your painting and your words!

Art and Clasp said...

Ah yes, I had very different plans to my mothers' ideas for me when I was a teenager. Now in my late 20s, my "plans" have changed over and over and over and over. And what I have learned is, no plans, no move halfway around the world, no marriage even, is a contract written in blood. You can always turn around, go back, change your mind. The only thing that is definitely happening in your future is change!

Mel said...

As the mother of a 15 year old I hear you. Miss 15 has plans and dreams that do not begin to go in the direction I dreamed...

Bethany Kartchner said...

Your girls' faces are so serene, whimsical and beautiful. Wonderful work!

Veronica said...

HI, just dropped in from Kelly Rae's blog. I was interested to 'meet' a fello kiwi artist in blogland.

I like the simplicity of your paintings. Simplicity is something I have a hard time with, I just dont know when to stop sometimes!

Miriam said...

so beautiful, thank you sharing :)

jasperandblue said...

I love your paintings with the ghost of a rabbit beside her..... beautiful..