Friday, May 6, 2011

in honor of mothers and children~


recently i created a painting for a dear friend's birthday, Dr. Annie Bukacek, who is a vigilant advocate for the unborn and a powerful voice for the voiceless in this state of Montana.
this painting depicts a beautiful mama who caresses her 16 week old baby within, which i found in a photograph of a fetus at this age who looked as if it was praying. then i found this scripture that was a declaration of a child ..."the Lord called me from the womb~from the body of my mother He named me...He formed me from the womb to be His servant" (isaiah 49:1+5) and then from the declaration of independence, a statement of the right to life for all.

with "mother's day" upon us, i am thinking too about a quote that used to encourage me (and still does) as i birthed and raised my six daughters...
"there is a God above, and the light and glory from His throne rests upon the faithful mother...no other work can equal hers in importance. she has not, like the artist, to paint a form of beauty upon canvas, nor like the sculptor, to chisel it from marble. she has not, like the author, to embody a noble thought in words of power, nor, like the musician, to express beautiful sentiment in melody. it is hers, with the help of God, to develop in a human soul, the likeness of the Divine."
what a high and holy calling it is to be a mother. and even those who have no children influence children surrounding them, and can bring the touch of love and light into their hearts, and assist the angels in guiding them in the path of beauty and truth. blessings be upon all 'mother hearts' who shelter in so many ways, and bring heaven to earth~
with love.

8 comments:

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh so beautiful Abigail! I have, I know, a "mother heart" without children of my own and instinctively know mothering from the heart and to be given the opportunity in life to express this is a gift in itself.
How fortunate are all of your daughters to have a mother such as you who reflect the gifts of you.
Love and blessings my friend,
Suzy

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most powerful pieces of spiritual/political/social art I've ever seen! Please post it on facebook, too, so that all may be moved as I was... What a treasure for your doctor friend! I'm so proud of your talent and vision! Beautiful. Thank you... And Happy Mother's Day! I'll call you!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I don't have any of those accounts so I'm anonymous above... I love you, sweet Mama... Christine.

Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

I am one who was not blessed with children so Mothers Day isn't a face (especially since losing my own Mom) BUT I love what you said about "Mother Hearts".
happy Mother's Day dear, sweet,loving Abigail. Your daughters are blessed to have you and you for having them.
XOXO

Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

The word face should have been fave

Tammie Lee said...

Such a loving and lovely mother and child Abigail, just beautiful. And such a wonderful gift.

JUNE said...

What a beautiful energy you have given this work...it shines from within you Abigail, all this love you have.
Oh, and Case wished me happy mother's day! He said I was the most mother he has known...how happy am I?
Loads of love to you, Ray says hi too...xoxo juner

Jeri Landers said...

I am so glad you created this piece which says so much. I too, am an advocate for the unborn, it is lovely to see fellow artists using their talents in such a way as this.