Category Archives: Art

Motherhood, A Series

The celtic knot with two hearts intertwined symbolizes the unbreakable and everlasting bond between mother and child. Each piece is printed/hand painted on vintage sheet music and reflects a different mother figure in my life.

M-O-T-H-E-R, A Word That Means The World To Me, c. 1915.  I see every supportive woman in my life in this piece. It pays homage to every woman (myself included) that has helped carry me through life when my own mother couldn’t.

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My Mother’s Rosary, c. 1915.  This knot was painted with my best friend,  and new mom, in mind.  “Ten baby fingers and ten baby toes…”

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The Songs My Mother Used To Sing, c. 1914.  This is my own mother. Like our relationship, it’s upside down and filled with darkness, but an unbreakable bond nevertheless.
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My First Etsy Sale!! (aka So Many Feels)

Could not be more stoked!  If you’d like a print, please do visit my Etsy shop :-)

Honestly, that something so beautifully representative of motherhood could come out of me, after everything. Humbled. Honored that someone sees the beauty in it too.

Btw, I am SO glad I had the volume up on my phone when it sold! Lol

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Easter Watercolor Poetry

Our God is the Resurrection!

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Used a page from a book of poetry, c. 1881.

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Blackout Poetry II

Been working on more pieces for the series of blackout poems I’m doing using pages chosen at random by friends from a book of English poetry and prose, c. 1917.

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To the race of men,  be mindful:
The glory of kings was first found in the mansion of God.

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A lovely grace
Whispered thy dream.
Sleep! Sleep!
Fair lady,
For at dawn
The lady is gone
Like a summer rain.

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I confess, friend,
There was nothing left for me.

There are a couple of others from this series on my first post, Blackout Poetry. More of my found poems are also on Instagram. Hope you like them :-)

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Blackout Poetry

Been working on some new things! I’m trying out every kind of art I can get my hands on lately! As always, a Jane of all trades, master of none.

All of these found poems use pages from books on poetry and prose, c. 1917.  Check out more of my #foundpoetry on instagram @thelawyernerd :) Please follow!

“Spare me the promise that almost broke my heart.”

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“Wond’rous heart, you stormed our oppressive mind.”

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This next one is one in a series using pages chosen by friends at random. You can see two more in the series on instagram (@thelawyernerd). I’ve got 10 or so more to do!

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The darkness this world holds is the pang of parting. When life did slip away and seemed to mean so little, I cried for you, I stood hopeless, heaven out of view. Beyond the gates of death was life blossomed new.

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Paper Flowers III (now on Etsy!)

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So I went ahead and made an Etsy shop for some of my pieces.  This is my first listing!  It’s a paper rose made from pages of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poetry torn from a book of poetry and prose, c. 1917.  Check it out! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLawyernerd

A Crumpled Roseleaf

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A Crumpled Rose
the matter, my dea-rie,
in your pret-ty eyes;
is the lies!