Hi! I'm a designer and artist living and working in Washington, DC. Creative and expressive on the one hand, I'm also very organized, meticulous, and analytic about my work. I have years of experience working solo and on teams to deliver on-time, professional work in fast-paced public- and private-sector environments, where I've most enjoyed doing user experience and design of websites, mobile apps, and other digital and print works.
One of my favorite things to do is to sketch fellow commuters, and lately I've been creating custom images of connected moments between moms and their young children.
My inspiration for creating commemorative parenthood images comes from my own journey through the emotions of new motherhood. When I became a mom in 2013, I was blown away by my feelings of connection to my daughter. Over the past few years, during her early childhood and that of my son's (born in 2015), I've experienced extreme joy in those connections, as well as sorrow at the passing of each phase of my children's development — at the end of each phase, I feel I am clinging to the old ways and wanting the phase to last longer. My nursing relationships with each child held some of the most poignant moments of my life, and gave me a peaceful feeling of being exactly where I needed and wanted to be.
Transitions like the end of nursing, adding a new baby to the family and managing the changing relationship with my toddler, and sending my youngest off to preschool, were all extremely challenging, emotional, meaningful times for me. Making these images is comforting to me, reminding me of the preciousness of my own connection with each of my children and of the passing of time.
By making these commemorative images, I hope to offer other moms (and dads) a tangible, comforting, lasting reminder of some of your early connecting moments with your children as you weather the emotional passages of parenthood.
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