This painting has been floating around in my head for a few weeks now. It was inspired by my real life. My oldest daughter, Tara, awoke about 3 in the morning overcome with stress. She is a full time graduate student, with a full time job and and she is trying to maintain a long distance relationship with her boyfriend of 4 years. Sometimes she just gets a little overwhelmed. She tiptoed downstairs to get a drink, trying not to disturb anyone. I did not hear her at all, but found myself awake at the same time...when I discovered she was awake and a bundle of nerves I did what any mother would do...I comforted her and reassured her that life would get easier soon. I sat on her bed until her slow and steady breathing told me she was sound asleep...then I went back to bed and lay awake the rest of the night...
Being a mother never stops, does it? Even when they are all grown up, you still worry...you still feel their pains and joys. It is like your hearts are tethered together forever!
I will be listing this special painting on Ebay tonight. Is there someone who you feel tethered forever to?
I am a self taught artist who has always enjoyed creating anything from a flower garden to the perfect meal. Now that my children, (ages 23, 26, and 27) are all grown up, I have more time to create! I also work 4 days a week during the school year with special needs preschoolers--which I dearly love! The children in my life inspire many of my paintings.