Friday, December 19, 2008

IF: voices




I'm a new mom - my son was born a month & a half ago - and since than everyone keeps giving their advice, wanted or not...
My husband ignores them, but for me it's very difficult and I find myself thinking about it over and over again. Sometimes it seems to me as if everyone has gone crazy, and I'm the only logical person left, and sometimes I feel as if I'm the crazy one.

This was done (while breastfeeding) with colored pencils in my moleskine.

7 Comments:

Blogger ElizT said...

You will come through!
Sort out one or two whom you trust for advice and let the rest wash over you.
Nice illustration.

2:05 PM  
Blogger K Spoering said...

Wow, talk about multitasking! Here's my parental advice: enjoy him! They grow up way too fast.
This is the time of life when a mother perfects the 'vacant smile' response. I have been using it now for over 31 years.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Momo said...

Love how this captures your experience so well. Great illo.

Yeah, enjoy your baby!

2:51 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Parsons said...

How well I remember all those voices in my head as a new mom! you captured it perfectly- and that you drew it while nursing is so fitting!

The voice that counts the most is your own- which at times will seem miles away- try to get quiet and listen to your own. Trust it. Your voice will not lead you astray.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous indigene said...

Just nod, smile and do what you feel is right! Congrats on bringing another wonder into the world!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Andrew W. Moir said...

Well executed concept. Really gets the point across. :)

6:08 AM  
Blogger lil kim said...

nicely done - great illo and great use of time!!

4:52 AM  

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