My last entry for the 21 day Creative Challenge and I saved the very best for last - our kids.
First, I would like to say how much I loved this challenge. It was so much fun to try and experiment with new techniques and styles, as well as to receive the different comments on my work. When I began this challenge, I knew that the last entry would be something totally different from what I traditionally do and that it would focus on our kids. There was so much inspiration from all of my fellow bloggers that I decided to combine lots of different attributes into one mixed media piece. I wanted the warmth of Diana's work, the soft color palette of Alicia's, a touch of fiber and sentiment like Fannie's creations, the dynamic collage technique of Nancy's, the charm of Melissa's art and the playfulness of Roberta's. I know, a lot to compile into one piece... but I think I did it! I have also submitted this last entry to Mixed Media Monday, as I feel it totally fits in with their wonderful theme this week, Try Something New.
This piece is entitled "Give Wings" which is probably one of the hardest challenges of being a parent. The constant need to protect and nuture. Wanting to shelter your "babies" from any harm or worry, to give them all the love you possibly can, while preparing them to be strong individuals. It's the letting go when all you want to do is hold on tight. It's understanding that my own parents had the strength and courage to do this for me and that I will find that strength to do it too. But for now, I just want them to snuggle up on my lap a little while longer and cover their sweet faces in kisses.
So that's it... the end of my creative challenge. I hope day 21 was worth the wait. Thanks for stopping by today, for your comments, and constant inspiration. =)