My lovely and inspiring friend, Heather, generously offered up her beautiful tattoo of a tree for my creative play.
While having fun with Heather's ink, I couldn't help but think of a mother's arms: the security, the strength, the love. Finding nourishment through our own roots, growing strong to reach new heights, providing shelter and care for those depending upon us (including ourselves), being tough in some places and tender sweet in others is Life. Motherhood is the attempt to do all of that for yourself while hoping that you are teaching and providing your children the same.
Is it any wonder I love trees as much as I do?
"Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
~ Anais Nin
"I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine -
she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights."
~ Terri Guillemets
~ Thank you, Heather <3 ~
music ~ Jeff Beck "Corpus Christi Carol"
lovely arm & ink ~ Heather
images ~ misha