What are you in the middle of becoming? Is that even a question we ask one another these days? I recall something similar to it as a child, "What do you want to become when you grow up?" Do we become just one thing? I think we ask it to actively engage children to think about what kind of career they want to have, but honestly it's so much more than that. It's bigger than becoming just one thing, it's about consistently becoming something new, always blooming, depending upon where you are in your life.
Bloom, my latest collection, was born from this idea. With each unknown stage in our lives, we are given a chance to bloom into something unexpected. This past year I spent a chunk of time preparing my heart to send my oldest son off to college. Every mom has to do it... push their young out of the nest, clinging to the hope they can fly on their own in this big world. It can be a bit jarring for us mommas. As I wrestled with the idea of this new transition, I tried to reframe my thinking. Even though our world as we know it is about to change, I must see it as something beautiful, like a new bloom in nature. Actually, aren't we all in the process of blooming into something untouched? Young moms welcoming babies into the world, college students navigating a life away from home, a new job, a fresh relationship, a new town... these are all opportunities to bloom into something beautiful.
My hope is that you find this collection a welcome reminder of how much you have grown and "bloomed" during this season of your life. Every time I look at it, its a gentle whisper that through transition, no matter how hard it may be, we can always find the beauty in the bloom.
The Bloom collection is made up of watercolors and acrylic paintings on archival paper. Each piece has a deckled edge to reflect it's natural state and allow for float mount framing. There are many different sizes and opportunities to group pieces together. Be sure to mark your calendar for 9am on October 13th. If you are on my mailing list, I will send a code the morning of the release to access the collection on my website before I send it out to the public (be sure to check spam).