This week I think it will be especially important for me to use art making as a way to express my feelings of sorrow for the victims of the Newtown, CT shooting. As a mom, as volunteer at our local elementary school, as a human, I need to find a way to cope with the sadness. Today’s photo is a small section of gelatin printed collage that I created a couple years ago to celebrate joy. I used old cabinet hardware in the shape of a shield and wings to show my resiliency, and my happiness with my place in the world.
This week, I think we might all need a little of this. We need to mend that dent in our armor and love our kids just a little more.
I encourage you to be inspired by the colors, the original intent of this piece, the theme of a “protected” hear, or whatever might help you through this sad time, not only for our nation, but for the world.
Our thoughts are with the families of Newtown, and the professionals who are assisting them on these very, very sad days.
We hope you’ll consider sharing your healing art with the community by uploading a picture here.