Over a month ago, I decided that I was going to do a Mother's Day themed custom art piece that would be available for the whole month leading up to Mother's Day. I have always loved birds and also birds nests and they seemed appropriate for all that encompasses being a mother. There is such a calming and peaceful feeling that I get when I look at the resting eggs in their nests. They symbolize life, children, and the wonder associated with all that is to come or that has come already. I begun advertising these eggs with them being robins blue with the option of number of eggs in the nests. It quickly evolved to more options! Someone asked if I could make some pink ones for girl eggs. Then there were twin children who were distinguished by difference of color. Next, someone asked if I could do a smaller egg to symbolize a miscarried child and I absolutely loved that! When that piece was shared on social media, people really connected with that idea and there were a lot of people following that piece wanting to have their heavenly babies included in their nests as well. I also had someone who lost a child at a very young age that they wanted to have a part of their nest. There were even nests with grand baby eggs. I was so very touched by peoples stories and I felt a great connection with their lives as I was painting their eggs. Art has a way of bringing healing by acknowledgement of what one has gone through. I have found that as I do custom art, I find that it has a way of reaching into my heart as well. These are some of the nests that I painted/drew...
I began this nesting by doing my first giveaway on Instagram which was so much fun! The winner turned out to be my friend Audrey who was happy to win this to give to a friend. I loved this whole giveaway experience and I will definitely be doing it again!
As I worked on my canvases, I clipped them on this wire in my studio until I was ready to mount them.
I mounted them on wood with a staple gun and then wrapped them up in paper and twine for people for them to give as gifts or for them to open themselves.
I just love how some of these nests ended up being displayed in peoples homes! These small canvases are perfect for collage walls which really seem to be "the thing" right now.
Seeing my art in people's homes brings me great joy! It is an honor to have something I have created on display for others to enjoy and connect with. I hope these nests tell lots of stories without words to people. I hope they bring deep joy and healing to others as well.