Becoming a mother was one of the most incredible and challenging milestones of my life. People tell you about how amazing being a mother is. The new baby smell, snuggles, and those sweet baby coos. But there are other moments that aren’t advertised. The pain and loneliness that can come with breastfeeding. The post partum anxiety and depression that many, many women face. I created this digital painting to unveil the curtain behind the rawness of motherhood. The 2am, sleep-deprived, cluster feeding nights. I wanted the style to be dark, real, honest, and beautiful. This piece is to resonate with the millions of other mothers in the world who have felt this exact way. I want those mothers to know they’re not alone.
Hon. Mention ·