It's been a while since I've posted an entry here! The Madonna and Child Project has been completed, exhibited a few times, and continues to inspire people to blog about it, and even Motherhood Magazine to share my images. My long term goal however has yet to be realized. Ever since I started the first portraits five years ago I had hoped to make a book from the Madonna and Child Project. Each duo are actually a mother and child pair with a birth story. I chose these pairs partly based on the birth story involved, hoping to involve stories that reflect all kinds of different perspectives on motherhood. Each mother comes from a different walk of life with her own outlook and her own experiences to relate. From unassisted home birth to c- section, each mother has her own story. Some were moving to the point of tears- there are a few I still cannot read without crying. Some are hilarious and actually make me laugh to read them. I feel I owe it not only to myself but to the mothers who contributed to see this project through. I need to publish this as a book. First I attempted the conventional routes- I approached publishers all over and tried to sell them the project. I got a lot of wonderful feedback, but none were willing to take the risk and invest in my book. So... I decided to go the route of self- publishing. I investigated self publishing companies such as Trafford Books and decided I need to gather the funds to make this happen.
So now I'm asking you all to contribute and help me see this project through! I am getting professional photographer Vic Kirby to take beautiful photos of the original work, so every page will be rich in colour and depth. The resulting book will also have the help of layout professionals to make it really nop notch.
I'm asking for a minimum contribution of $10.00, but anything you can afford is welcome. For contributions of $50.00 and over I will send a print of one of the portraits. Anything over $200.00 and I will send you a large 11" by 16" giclee print, signed by the artist. Thank you so much! I will update you as contributions increase and let you know how it goes!
A blog on art, roller derby and life.
I'm an artist and mother of two in Courtenay, BC. I've completed a project called the "Madonna and Child Project," and I'm now working on a series of roller derby inspired drawings. In my spare time I play roller derby with the Brick House Betties.