Monday, September 20, 2010
Repetition Brings Comfort, Gabrielle.
Repetition Brings Comfort.
about this piece.
Gabrielle talks about this piece, "When we lost our daughters, I struggled with traditional forms of art (drawing, sketching, pastels). They were only making me feel worse, because my grief wasn't showing up as raw as I was feeling it. Instead I obsessed on the loss of the artist I thought I was. It was all I could do to wake up and walk in a straight line some days. So knitting became my comfort. Even on my darkest days, I could wrap some yarn around some needles and something would appear. The repetition soothed me. The fact that an actual item emerged was a bonus. This scarf started on one of those darker days and was finished during a weekend retreat with an amazing set of babylost moms. "
about the contributor.
Gabrielle talks about her journey, "After assuming I would be childless for most of my adult life, we learned about the possibility of donor eggs. After several attempts with IVF, I became pregnant with the loves of our lives, Isobel and Jovita. They stayed with us for almost 22 weeks and were born on December 5, 2008, far too soon"