Month: June 2016

Blackwork Embroidery Mandala

I’ve recently decided that I want to try selling blackwork embroidery designs. This is my first mandala design.

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Making The Call

 

 

This is a picture of me phoning the fertility clinic to request treatment using a donor egg.

I was doing okay with this painting until I wrote that last sentence! It feels painful to accept that this is the best way forward in my dream to have a child. Uttering those words makes it all the more real.

I found the tones, light and shading on the source photograph too difficult to work with, and so am a little disappointed with how my face turned out. I am happy with this painting in terms of the emotional experience that it is tapping in to.

 

© northernrose17 and A Therapeutic Art Journey, 2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to northernrose17 and A Therapeutic Art Journey with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.