Most of us find ourselves facing an end and a beginning. A transition, to be sure. Approaching or experiencing a moment that comes round once a year: waving goodbye to our kids who are going back to school.
Our older kids, young adults really, have probably already used the living room as a staging platform to gather enormous piles of “stuff” to pack into the car, to haul off to college. The younger kids have probably already dragged you through Staples to acquire candy colored school supplies and the requisite box of tissues. Did you buy an extra box?
Are you letting loose with tears of joy because you are again able to reclaim the house, or some structure in your life, or are you weeping because, there’s a place within your rib cage that feels both heavy and empty simultaneously? Too difficult to tease apart? Ah… I know.
This condition calls to me to fill and lighten my being. My remedy is to create something. Voila, this blog was born. I intend to fill its pages with sketches and ideas for lofty projects. While our most beloved “creations” are away gaining a little more independence each day, I say, let’s create. A cake perhaps, a new company, a new resume, a chapter in that book you always wanted to write, a new exercise routine, a drawing, a song> sing a song, start a blog.
Of course, your days and evenings are already full, whether the kids are home or not. But..start fresh. Just like the kids. Make something new. That’s what I’ll be doing right here. Making new art, for kids, but mostly for me.
I hope to find you here again to critique what I make, should you feel the urge. Hopefully, some of this work may end up in a book or magazine that you’ll read to your kids, grandkids, students, or neighborhood kids. Perhaps as early as next summer. Please share your creations. We already share a lot. We’re moms.