Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Untitled, Janice

Photography/photo editing.

about the piece
I joined a photo editing class in april of this year. I needed some pictures for the class and went to a 'Holy Well' near where I live. When taking photos of the lovely stream, trees and flowers in the area I noticed a tree with things hanging on it. People had left momentos of their loves one who had passed away. The ladybug caught my eye and I took some photos of it. It reminded me that another couple must have lost a baby too. Only when I got home and zoomed in on the photo did I discover the little white feather stuck onto the ladybug. I smiled and thought of Jamie as during this period I had unexpectedly found many white feathers in random places ... I believe he sent them to me to comfort me during this difficult time.-Janice
about the artist.
Janice is a mother to a little boy Jamie who passed away last February at four weeks old. She lives in Ireland with her husband Peter. Jamie is her first child and is deeply missed everyday.


  1. Your photo made me smile as soon as I saw it, which is a refreshing experience. I think it helps to have an image smiling back at you. I am so sorry Jamie only stayed 4 weeks with you before he had to learn to leave you white feathers.

  2. I like the idea of a Holy Well, I see the white feather, the ladybug does look very happy with it, almost smug. I am sorry to hear that your Jamie passed away too. Do you have a blog?

  3. Your photo made me smile as well.

  4. Very sweet and I smiled too.

  5. I also like the idea of the Holy Well, and the photo is very sad, but very sweet too- like a fond reminder.


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