Thursday, March 15, 2012

Life is GOOD!

Just when I thought that I couldn't get any happier after yesterdays fantastic mail, Seth Apter's book arrives in my mail box! I swear I nearly hyperventilated and fainted with excitement!
If you're not familiar with Seth Apter of his book you really need to drop everything and go here!

Seth was kind enough to include 3 of my responses to his questions in the book and I am lucky enough to be featured along side so many people I admire.

Here is the artwork I put forward for consideration.

Paper scrap, thread, pencil

I chose to do an artwork based on a secret. The words say
"There is only so much a Mother can do.
Sometimes love is not enough."

In brief I was referring to the heart struggles I face having a child with a disability. She's a blessing to me, not a burden but sometimes I feel so helpless. Sometimes I am.
There's nothing like laying awake in the middle of the night realising that no matter how much you want to, sometimes you just can't 'kiss and make it better.'

It doesn't matter to me that my art wasn't chosen, I know it wasn't personal. One thing that was personal though was the journey I went on creating this piece all those months ago. I cried making this and I think I came a little closer to accepting the reality and the honesty of my own words.


ArtPropelled said...

Great excitement!(Wish mine would arrive). Love the piece you put forward and glad it was a healing process for you.

Mick said...

Sometimes when we kiss to make it better the better we desire is not and at times cannot be the better we get ... still, the kiss will make it better in its own way. Kiss, kiss to you and yours. :)

Caterina Giglio said...

just got my book last weekend and I enjoyed your responses... and really like this piece... thanks for sharing it with us Lisa!

Jo Murray said...

Mine's on the way too... can hardly wait. I look forward to seeing your stuff... congrats.

Seth said...

I really do wish that there had been more pages in the book Lisa, because I think your piece is wonderful. So glad though that your voice and your words are part of the book!

John M. Mora said...

We all need a bit of mum in our lives....all my best with chicken soup on top. Our spring will be your fall...

nancy neva gagliano said...

have so enjoyed the years of sharing on the web via seth, finding artists and dear hearts like you.
the book is such a celebration!

this work of yours so strong.

there's love. then there's time.

best to you, nn