Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My latest painting








This is the painting that I decided to make. It's 3 feet across by 4 feet high. I have a thing for trees - they tend to show up in a lot of my paintings. Not sure of the significance - maybe I just like the almost-permanence of the huge tree we have in our backyard and the one by our old condo. The strength and grace of them. Or maybe it's the whole family-tree connection and symbolism that I like.

The counselor at my RE's clinic had suggested I think of a way to honor the embryos we had during our IVF cycles. I decided to paint something that would be a memory and a way for me to start moving on to whatever we decide to do next. I painted the background and tree last night. I made little bird templates and used them to creat a collage bird to represent the four embryos we had during IVf #1 and #2. Each of those little birds is looking to the left (I was thinking of it as the past.) My bird on the right is the only one that's flying. It's moving on from what's happened in our past and toward whatever is going to happen in our future.

I am happy with how it turned out.

15 comments:

Babe* said...

Beautiful...simply beautiful. What a wonderful way to remember your embies.

xoxo

hopefaithlove said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the painting.

Adrianne said...

It's beautiful!

Joannah said...

I love it!

Miss Conception said...

My very sweet friend Joannah directed me to your blog tonight. I wrote a post about my "birds" this week. Seems Joannah was right, there is a theme amongst us this week in the realm of infertility. I love what you have done to honor your embryos.

Karen said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Wendy. I love the symbolism and how you explained it. That little bird flying into the future is perfect.

Allison said...

Wow. You are very talented! I love the idea of honoring what is lost, and you did it in such a special, meaningful and beautiful way.

Lost in Space said...

Wendy, that is so beautiful and I love your symbolism. What a perfect way to remember your embies. I am so impressed and hope that the whole process was healing for you too. (hugs)

3 posts today and I cried at all 3. (:

Pria said...

amazing painting,and it has so much hidden meaning

shawna said...

It's beautiful! I love the significance of the birds. I am glad that you have found an outlet that seems to be helping.

Chelle said...

Truely Beautiful. What a wonderful way to honor your embies.

Polly Gamwich said...

Wow ... that's beautiful and so symbolic ... what a wonderful expression of your experience.

Katie said...

What a great way to honor your embies and express your feelings. You are so talented.

Just Me. said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L

Christi said...

I love your tree, it's beautiful. You are very talented. I think that's such a great idea to honor and remember the embryos. I think that's such a great way to help in healing... I may have to think of my own way to honor my own. Thanks for the idea