With lifelong passion for painting, formal training in art, and a successful career in IT, I found myself overwhelmed as I added motherhood to my “portfolio.” The first year after my son’s birth, I felt splintered into two—a professional and a mother. It was through an “Art Marathon” that I would transform my clashing identities into a cohesive whole. Each day I collected fragments of thoughts and feelings. Each night I poured them onto canvas. With every painting, I felt more whole, with renewed ability to experience love for my family, and fulfillment in my work.
As we celebrated my son’s 15th birthday, I suddenly recalled these 182 paintings. Feeling an intense need to share them with the world, I created my website – showing the joys and sorrows, love and fears, chaos and colors that flowed through me in the first year of motherhood.