I’ve been feeling the winds of change lately, I can feel the change coming, but I still don’t know in which direction it’s going to take me. I’ve been talking less, I’ve been feeling more, I’ve been photographing less, I’ve been observing more, I’ve been looking outward less, I’ve been looking inwards more.
Lately I’ve been feeling that I can’t truly express our lives and how I feel in just one image, it just doesn’t feel like I can do it the full justice, cover the full spectrum of emotions that way. Perhaps it’s a reflection of my own insides shifting, growing in layers of complexity, criss-crossed feelings and trying to meet so many emotional needs at once. There are so many layers to every moment, so much chaos, so much love bursting through the seams, frustrations and tears counteracted with boundless joy and laughter, the feeling we need to be constantly on the go balanced by the natural slowness of a young family that reminds me to just be, wherever we are, right now. How do you fit that all into one photograph at a time? Where do you even begin?
So for now, I decided to begin where I am at present, with a small slice of the layers that make up our days…. open to wherever these winds of change might take me.
Because you see, dear children, I think it’s important for you to know that nothing is ever as straightforward as it may seem in just one photograph. Even as adults, especially as adults, we don’t have it all figured out. We try, really hard, to be an example to you, but at the same time we’re constantly figuring out our own path, even multiple paths at once! I want you to know that is ok, even more than ok, it’s a good thing, because it means we’re still growing.
Artifact motherhood is a collaboration of artists and mothers from around the world. Sharing stories of the joys and struggles of our journey. Our hopes and dreams for our children. With little nuggets of wisdom here and there. These are more than photographs with dates written on the back. These are the artifact we are leaving behind for children and the generations to come. Continuing the blog circle, next up is my wonderful friend Hollie.
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