Tag Archives: motherhood

Summer Solstice

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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

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Purchase options:

6×6 Print (4 color digital process): $20

8×8 Print (4 color digital process, limited edition, 100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (12 color process, limited edition, 50 in a series):  $250

Original: $800 

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

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 This is the second piece in my “Seasons” series representing four seasons of womanhood.  Summer solstice, the journey to becoming a mother, with a warm summer glow through the branches.  In the original piece has bright gold metallic paint that shines (which is difficult to capture in the artwork scan).  This piece is truly luminous!  One of my favorites.

Here you can almost see the glow:

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Autumn

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Autumn

Autumn

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Purchase options:

6×6 Print (4 color digital process): $20

8×8 Print (4 color digital process, limited edition, 100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (12 color process, limited edition, 50 in a series):  $250

Original: $800 

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

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Rumina

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Rumina

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6×6 Print (4-Color Process) : $20 

8×8 Print (4-Color Process, Limited Edition, 100 in a series):  $50 

12×12 Giclee Print (12-Color Process, Limited Edition, 50 in a series):  $180 

Original: SOLD

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

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Rumina is a Roman Goddess of Breastfeeding and Women, who causes the milk to flow. Her name is related to an old Latin word for breast, rumis or ruma, and translates to “the Nourisher”, “She Who Breastfeeds” or “Mother’s Breast”. Rumina was the protectress of all nursing young, human and animal both.  Learn more about Rumina here.

A Mother’s Love

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For Bram cropped
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Purchase options:

8 x 9.5 Digital 12 color print (100 in a series): $25
12 x 14.5 Giclee 24 color Print (50 in a series): $150

Original: SOLD

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

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I did this portrait for a friend of mine whose son, Bram, was killed by a car when he was only 2.5 years old.  I took this photo of him and his mother during the birth of their last baby, in fact I took quite a lot of him while his mama was laboring.  He and his family hold a special place in my heart.

100% of the proceeds will go to the Venn family to help them pay bills and take care of themselves while they deal with so much grief.

“Earth”

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Purchase options:

6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series): $40
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series): $100

Original: $180

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

For original pieces, payment plans/layaway is available.

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“Joy”

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Purchase options:

6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series): $40
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series): $100

Original: $180

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

For original pieces, payment plans/layaway is available.

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Brief Yet Everlasting

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25 x 25  inches
Pen and ink, watercolor, and colored pencil, acrylic, embossing medium, on Illustration Board

Purchase options:

6 x 6 in. Digital “Mini Print”: $20
8 x 8 in. Digital print (100 in a series):  $50
12 x 12 in. Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $250
25 x 25 in. Giclee Print (original size, 50 in a series):  $500

Original: SOLD

15% of all sales from this image benefit the MISS Foundation

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

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As an artist I strive to represent motherhood in all it’s forms.  Stillbirth, miscarriage, and infant death are realities that are not talked about in our culture yet are expressions of motherhood, parenthood, in every sense.  This piece was done to honor that brief yet profound experience of love and loss.

A huge thank you to my dear friends Darjee and Josh Sahala who allowed me to use their birth photos of Brona, born still May 18, 2008.  To watch a video of Brona’s birth and death please visit their website here.

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I am writing you because I wanted to say thank you.

Two years ago this year, on December 15th, I lost my first child in labor. He was born silent, wonderful, and beautiful. Our family was totally broken. We had tried very hard to conceive our baby boy, and things turned south during a typical at home labor. As someone who advocates for women to be treated and fight for their rights in a hospital, the experience there was a nightmare.

I later got terribly sick with a bowl obstruction due to a mishap of the c-section I was given at the hospital, and ended up having a second surgery on Christmas of 2013 and stayed the new year in the hospital. We came home empty, alone, and my body in a place I never anticipated it to be.

Someone had bought me a mandala of your art piece of the parents holding their spirit baby. I was so touched that someone acknowledged that babies leave us too soon. It is such a profound piece, and in many ways it reflects the exact look of our family during that time. Our son is always with us, but gone forever too. It’s a strange flux to be in, even two years later.

I didn’t allow my son’s death to confine me into a small space. I participated in the Honest Body Project, and spoke about my loss. When I saw that you shared it on your page I felt so happy and proud that you always acknowledge those loss moms.

And so I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for being there for me in ways that you didn’t even know you were. Thank you for standing for moms like me and helping those who don’t have a voice to talk about their silent babies. Thank you for showing that not all moms are quiet, that we roar our baby’s name, and we are proud of the mom’s they have made us become.

Thank you.

~Geralynn