And it is finished! “I Couldn’t Bring Flowers to Your Grave” Acrylic on Canvas. July 1st was the 2nd anniversary of the miscarriage of my first pregnancy, and that brought back a lot old feelings, and produced some new ones. This was mostly inspired by the feeling I felt because I am unable to grieve, mourn, or remember my baby the way most lives are grieved and remembered. I couldn’t bring flowers to my baby’s grave, or look at old photos. The little one just didn’t make it that far. So, I just paint flowers for them in remembrance 💕🌸💕 I also included the deathwatch beetle as a symbol of the shortness of life. We’re all on a timeline, but some of ours are much shorter than others. (I included more information about the deathwatch beetle in my last post if you’re interested!) I will probably never stop creating pieces about my miscarriage, or miscarriage in general because I feel like it’s a topic that we are expected to just get over, and rather quickly at that. It often feels like other people think the feelings behind it aren’t justified because you can just get pregnant again or something. Or maybe it’s that they can’t understand or empathize (or refuse to) with what it feels like. Other people don’t have the chance to get to know the baby growing inside our wombs. As mothers, we are the only ones who experience and feel the little life growing. I know I felt life inside me- I knew VERY early that I was pregnant. And I also felt that life fade away. I knew before the doctors could know. 1 in 5 pregnancies ends in miscarriage but there is still this stigma behind it, which is why I feel like it’s so important to keep creating pieces around it. The more stories that are heard, the more people can empathize, and less women will feel like they’re alone in their losses. Now I have an almost 9 month old little boy, and I hope this gives other miscarriage-sufferers hope. And I hope this piece gives them solidarity and maybe even
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Well that took an unexpected twist 😆, anyone want to claim this crazy guy early as a piece of kitchen wall art. I mean, IF YOU'RE HUNGRY AF, DM me and we can figure something out!! I plan on adding more on annotation and then putting it on a curly Maple backer board. This is FUN!!! . . . #wood #carpentry #carpenter#skull#carving #woodworking #etsy #cheeseboard #cheeseboards#cheeseplatter #skeleton #woodshop#marketing#servingboard #charcuterieboard#servingtray #hardwood #servingplatter #skulls #dayofthedead #deadhead #kitchendecor