Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Screams and Hugs

"The story of a mother's life:  Trapped between a scream and a hug"
-Cathy Guisewite

A piece I created years ago, long before my own motherhood
(graphite, printed in lilac on watercolor paper)

Two tired sick children...makes for a Mother too tired to think.  Trapped between "a scream and a hug"

The only medicine I can offer tonight are hugs and kisses

All paintings above by French artist
Eugene Carriere (1849-1906) known
for his "scenes of his domestic life"


pve design said...

You need a life-saver. (and a hug)

All the more reason that you need to take a day when you can for a "hug" - which might mean a Mother's day out....alone. A trip to a museum, a park or on a bench alone. A time out is always rejuvenating.
Motherhood and parenting is the hardest job, yet the most rewarding job too.
hang in there.....

Gail, in northern California said...

I agree with PVE. Time outs for moms an absolute must, even when your children aren't sick.

Another? When they nap, nap yourself. Even if it's just 20 minutes, a cat-nap can be refreshing.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

husband generously gave me a weekend long time-out for Mother's Day...this week he is out of town, makes you very thankful for your partner during weeks like this

Gail, in northern California said...

Now that I have things around here pretty much back in order, I just had to come back to this and post a comment about your incredible artwork. The "graphite, printed in lilac on watercolor paper" is absolutely incredible. Your work as a medical illustrator probably doesn't leave much time for such fine work but I hope you never lose sight of this rare gift.

Paraphrasing here but now I see what your mom means when she says, "Do you ever paint anymore?" She remembers beautiful work such as this.



pve design said...

popping back in to check on you and your sanity.
pardon my brevity but we mothers must infuse humor and enthusiasm in our quest to raise little humans into responsible and interesting big humans.
now enjoy your day.....hugs, screams and all.
it does get easier....just a different easy.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Poor thing...... I hate when my little ones are sick. I hope they are doing much better today! Your art piece is incredible...... really.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

long night...counting the hours until Daddy is home

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