This piece is a collage of typical embroidery motifs, reinterpreted by me. The theme I'm working with is theft, so "borrowing" and/or reinterpreting makes a kind of sense to me.
Ellis got into the game, too. He's a little rough with the pens, in my opinion, but he did end up with a lovely piece.
On the emotional side, I am struggling a lot with doing art when there's parenting to be done. I feel so guilty letting Sarah solo parent while I'm right there, just playing around and drawing. I mean, how lazy is that? At the same time, I know I need to do something besides parent. So there's this tug-of-war going on inside me nearly all the time. When the work isn't going well, I feel even worse. I spent time away from my family to make this ugly thing? How dare I?
I know most (all?) moms struggle with finding balance. I imagine this will be an ongoing journey.