Saturday, April 12, 2008


Lately, my creative energy has been channeled into a whole new kind of endeavor. I am almost eight months pregnant with my first child, due on May 14. It is quite a miracle to feel this little being kicking around inside me. One unexpected side effect of this pregnancy has been that the more my belly swells, the less verbal I feel. Rather than initiate anything new, I have been filled with the burning desire for closure and completion of anything in progress. I imagine on the other side of birth, in the midst of parenting, new ideas for art will come to me. For now, I sort and organize, getting my nest ready to welcome this new life.

The image here, Evocation #017, was created just a month before I became pregnant and I look back on it now and see it as a fertility piece. The belly nests on soft feathers, the flower is drying up and going to seed, and the bottle is a vessel containing and protecting this process while embraced by the natural world around it. It truly amazes me how the intuitive process of art can be so previsionary.


gloria said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news... so exciting. What a special time in your life!

Be well, and enjoy those little kicks and somersaults!


Mary Daniel Hobson said...

Dear Gloria,

Thanks so much for your well wishes! They mean a lot to me.


Lauren, Heidi and E. Marie said...

That is such great news Danny! As I know you will do, enjoy every possible moment of this brand new path.

--Lauren Usher