Light and Bright Canvas Winner and a New Article


Thank you once again for stopping by.  And to those who participated in my giveaway, thank you very much for sharing your 2012 aspirations with me.  I appreciate your kind spirited words about my artwork as well.

The winner for the birdie in tree canvas is Terri (Junqueseeker) – please contact me (becky@beckyshander.com) with your mailing address, thanks.

While you’re here, I thought I’d share some details regarding a recently published article of mine in the current issue of Somerset Studio.

The article inside, “Visual Lessons”, is very personal to me.  It tells a bit about my early childhood experiences…what I’ve gained, what I’ve lost and what I’ve learned.  And as a mother, I feel a responsibility to share these truths with my darling daughter Brook.

Within this article you’ll see two art pieces.  One having to do with the message, “stand TALL.”

And the other having to do with the message, “lay low.”

I never imagined the immense impact that motherhood would have on me.  It has forever changed my life…bringing with it all that is good and pure.  And when I say pure, I mean love…deep, devoted love…the kind that conquers all.  Isn’t it amazing how the power of love can change us?  Hopefully, for the better.  And hopefully this better part of us will be able to make a positive difference in the world.



26 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. love always changes us.
    yesyesyes.
    + your stand tall
    speaks to my heart.
    oh becky, i am with you.
    xo

    January 12th, 2012

  2. Hi Becky! It’s wonderful to see these pieces again, but from the originals instead, even more beautiful! Oh, and I adore the bird in the last photo on your blog header.

    January 12th, 2012

  3. Ann Marie

    As sad as I am to not be the owner of that little birdie, congratulations to Terri! :)

    January 12th, 2012

  4. laura huffman

    a lovely sentiment. from the moment i became a mother, my heart was full. i’ve been on cloud 9 since. so blessed to experience this amazing gift. love your messages.

    January 12th, 2012

  5. Congrats Terri – enjoy that beautiful piece!
    Becky I love your “stand tall/lay low” – awesome thoughts and awesome artwork! Thank you for your inspiration!

    January 12th, 2012

  6. Becky there are so beautifu! I love how you’ve mixed in the stitching with the painting. And yes it’s so true how much motherhood changes you. my girls bring me unimaginable joy every….single….day….. i am blessed.

    January 12th, 2012

  7. Congrats to Terri! Motherhood is so profound~ Our children give us a second chance at childhood and teach us so much :D
    These are beautiful; I really enjoyed your article!
    It is a blessing to be a mother!

    January 12th, 2012

  8. I just ordered my copy, I can’t wait to read it! Motherhood has been so intense and insightful and so so amazing. I had no idea that LIFE and LIVING could be this awesome <3

    January 13th, 2012

  9. The wisdom of mothers is profound. They teach us so much through their love.
    xo
    jeanne

    January 13th, 2012

  10. I love the delicate texture of these pieces and gentle feel. Your birds always bring smile to my face. :)

    January 13th, 2012

  11. a heARTful life

    Congratulations to Terri! I enjoyed reading your and everyone’s inspirations for a New Year as well!! And, Becky, oh my, your article in Somerset touched me. I truly appreciate your ability to be seen and to share…this indeed is a gift that leavens all of humanity. Motherhood is indeed a blessing to me, too…incredibly hard, rich, and humbling…a canvas on which I see myself and others and learn about Love and Life.

    January 13th, 2012

  12. What a gorgeous essay. Your art is also in your words.

    Thank you,

    Cathie

    January 13th, 2012

  13. Thank you for coming here and for welcoming the things that I share. It feels good to be heard. And BTW, I hear you too – I love that you share so openly.

    January 13th, 2012

  14. such beautiful sentiments and so well written. i will certainly get my copy of SS to read more. the pieces you created to accompany the article are true “visual” representations of your lovely words.

    January 13th, 2012

  15. I love the “stand tall/lay low” pieces. Yes, the love you feel as a mother is like no other…I was surprised at how fierce that love was. I felt so protective not only for their physical well-being, but also for the way everything they saw and heard affected them.

    January 13th, 2012

  16. Linda K

    congrats to Terri-it’s such a peaceful, beautiful piece!!

    Becky I just got this Somerset issue and only scanned thru it. I read every article in these issues so I will let you know once I’v read yours. Thank yo u for sharing more detail here.
    You brought a tear to my eye when I read your last paragraph.It’s so poetic. I feel the same about my son.

    January 13th, 2012

  17. Hi Becky, Motherhood changes you forever, even when they are 30 they are still your baby. Your article was beautifully written. Thanks for sharing.

    January 13th, 2012

  18. It does change you doesn’t it? For me, it made the hurt go away. It was healing in a way I had never imagined it could be, and showed me all the possibility of life, the wonder of it…
    I haven’t got that issue yet but I will.

    January 13th, 2012

  19. Wow, it’s amazing to hear how motherly love has transformed your lives. And how wonderful it is that it’s been for the better!

    January 14th, 2012

  20. You know how much I loved this article and artwork. You draw so much inspiration from your life experiences. You work is genuine, positive and purposeful. Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend!

    January 14th, 2012

  21. This art speaks volumes and volumes…it’s unique and powerful! I don’t have the magazine yet, thank you for sharing the pics on your blog!

    ~Scarlett

    January 14th, 2012

  22. Becky I am always so drawn to the way you use numbers, and simple – powerful words on your art pieces. Sometimes the most is said with the least.

    January 15th, 2012

  23. becky loved this post! and yes being a mom is the most amazing thing in life … not only are we nurturing, teaching and loving unconditionally forever we are inspired, taught and loved unconditionally in return…
    your article is wonderful and the art work I love. I am always drawn to your art.
    thank you

    January 15th, 2012

  24. I love how you translated the lessons you learned from your childhood into such beautiful visuals! So much beautiful details in your work.

    www,mel-designs,typepad.com

    January 17th, 2012

  25. I saw your article in Somerset Studio and fell in love with your work. It was a beautiful article. I’m so glad that I found your blog. Thank you for sharing your work.

    February 18th, 2012

  26. Wow , I love all your art !
    I have seen lots of things from the sea and that is a love from me to !
    Love from the Netherlands ♥RINI♥

    August 18th, 2012

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