Behind the Collection | Mother’s Love
When I launched my website last fall I had so much going on behind the scenes that I never got around to writing out this post like I had wanted to. The collection I released with the new site was one that has been close to my heart for years and to see it all come to life like it did was so fulfilling. More than that, to see pieces from this end up in your home and become a part of your stories does something to my heart that words can’t quite explain. Thank you doesn’t seem sufficient. But deep gratitude is what I have for you to keep showing up here and adding more of my work into your life.
I wanted to find a way to let you into the process more of how these collections come to be. There is so much thought and heart and effort that goes into them that it’s easy to forget that you, the customer, don’t see a lot of that. I hope through sharing this “behind the collection” series it will invite you into more of my own story and heart on why I decide to create each piece that I do.
So since I didn’t get to it when the Mother’s Love Collection released, I thought it only fitting to share it with you now since Mother’s Day is right around the corner.
I remember holding my first born when she was 3 days old, crying at the thought that she had already gotten so big in such a short amount of time. The feeling of wanting to bottle up every precious second with her I experienced from that first moment has never left me.
A friend of mine took photos of our family soon after our 6th baby was born and the pictures she captured were all of the ones that reminded me of this feeling. They weren’t curated or posed, it was just us around the house doing things we normally do, all the little moments that add up the story we are creating here.
It was through these photos and the feelings I had every time I had a newborn, that led me to want to create artwork that would capture these moments in a painting or quote that could live on in the home we are living our stories under.
A lot of the paintings I chose for the collection were ones that made me think of the in between moments of our days. The ones where we sneak in a hug or kiss, where we hold our little one on our hip as we fix breakfast or clean up the floor, the ones when they reach up to grab our hand for the feeling of safety and comfort. I wanted to keep these pieces looking almost unfinished, messy, and raw because I think that’s a lot of what motherhood is like--never fully tidy and finished, but somehow so beautiful in the messiness of it all.
Bringing this collection to life was like capturing parts of our story I never want to forget and having them live on through these paintings and words. I feel so honored to get to do and create artwork that means something to you too. I plan to add to it in the future with more paintings and words as the inspiration comes. If you haven’t viewed the full collection you can do that here.
Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, we put together a gift guide for you with some of our most purchased items and ones we think she'll love. Click here to see the gift guide.
Tell me in the comments below what some of your favorite pieces are, I’d love to hear from you.