The photo that I am currently working from.
Do you ever have days where you look at your partner/spouse and think "Who the hell are you and why am I with you?"
One of those days for me. I love my husband deeply but he is a highly complex man,which is half of why I am SO attracted to him (after almost 13 years) but also half the reason why I want to throw something across the room. And hey I am highly complex, aka difficult, myself so I know he wants to throw something across the room sometimes too (probably me.)
But I feel like in having a child you kinda start to think- man we need to get our shit together. Which I know is just a fantasy but you do start to be like seriously after this long we still argue about the SAME crap.
I once read that couples telling the story of how they met is actually really healthy and an important part of a long lasting relationship. This is because as you are together longer it may become easy to forget why you fell in love with someone and by re-telling this story you get reminded. Maybe that is why I make so much art work about my love and my relationship to remind myself that all the frustrating pull your hair out moments are worth it for being loved in the end.
(BTW I kind of noticed that my blog has gotten a lot less personal and more "professional" and have decided I don't like that. I started this blog because of the very fact that my work is personal and autobiographical so it was an extension of my studio practice and because it led to so many opportunities I started to feel that maybe it need to be more "professional" but then that made me bored. So I feel like I am wanting to go back a bit to my original intention. We will see. No worries artist features will continue.)