I need to be reminded sometimes that I live in the present. I hurry so much everyday. I hardly notice the weeks going by. I measure my life on the clothes sizes of my children, and the dates they were born. For example: I don't remember the date when we went to Disneyland but I can get an idea by counting how old Isabel was because of the clothes she wore on that trip.
My life can be divided in two eras: B.C. or A.C. (Before children or After children) If you have small children, (or an exhausting job) you may know what it feels like. There's always something urgent going on all the time...
I can be sometimes overwhelmed by it all.
Although I hardly have any time left for the things I enjoy, I have learned wonderful things from my little angels, so much love I had never thought possible, the everyday things they do, the faces my son makes when he's trying to blow bubbles, the dancing of my daughter along with Angelina Ballerina I am sure my daughter thinks I make the sun go up every morning, for this unending love I am so grateful. It's the best job in the world, and I wouldn't trade it for anything else.
BUT I still need to make space for me, make a parenthesis in my day and enjoy the moment. This is one of the reasons why I love making art. I can get a moment for myself. Nowadays it's usually at nights, when the house is quiet, like right now. My little angels are asleep and Mommy can play, and think for more than two seconds.
This is what this found art piece represents. Making a stop and living in the present. The future will get here, it always does.. and the past was beautiful and even though you may have something to regret, there's not a lot you can do about it.. but the present! It's a gift!!
Take a moment to enjoy the present, make a pause, be grateful for your life and enjoy every part of it. It is a wonderful gift.
This is watercolor paper 5 x 7 inches. I wanted to use a 3D element so I glued a clothespin they sell in craft stores that actually look like people. I painted a tree, stamped the date of today and for the collage I used food stamps from 1944 and a Postal stamp of The American Woman.
I've had green and purple in my mind for a few days, I'm glad I had a chance to use them here.
Last night I was thinking, that maybe this image is illustrating something completely different too. When I added the postal stamps now it looks like I'm talking about Women and how strong we are, maybe like a "tree". The strength of the family. Sometimes an image can be interpreted in different ways... What do you think?