Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mother - Daughter Connection Art

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” 
― Pablo Picasso

"My Art is the hide-and-seek
Between my soul’s illumining smiles
And my heart’s streaming tears."
– Sri Chinmoy

Ivy and I both love crafts and art. I had the idea to create a work of art together, that represents our relationship and Oneness and expanding connection as mother and daughter. We began by gluing various fabrics to a piece of cardboard, almost like a quilt. It looked so pretty, right from the beginning. We immersed ourselves in the process while listening to some  positive, inspiring music that ranged from Amy Steinburg to Skrillex.

We talked, we laughed and we were totally Present.  I felt so close to Ivy during this time creating from our hearts to symbolize our love and relationship as mother and daughter. Her ideas flowed and I embraced them, and every single part of this art piece was discussed and agreed upon - together. My sweet daughter felt so special, because I was with *her* one on one, working together on a common goal of creating something beautiful that represented our relationship. 

The symbolism of our combined vision began to take form. Hours went by and we were getting more and more excited at how it was coming out. We began adding elements of nature and then added special gifts that we had received from others. Finally, Ivy had the idea of adding positive quotes. It was just what it needed to bring the energy of our vision together. When we were finished, we smiled and hugged thanking one another for such a beautiful co-creation. We were both feeling such peace and love in our hearts. 

I want to encourage others to co-create art with their children. The presence and connection takes physical form, as the art is born. It is peaceful, relaxing, memorable and powerful...


Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful idea and very special piece of art!! What a wonderful way to spend quality time together! =)

Jen Youst said...

Dayna, you are such an inspiration for me. This piece of art is so beautiful...literally and metaphorically for what it represents. I am looking forward to doing something similar with my daughter, Sloane. She's five, very highly sensitive but absolutely adores arts and crafts (as do I)...I never thought to create something together. This is such a fantastic idea!

Dayna Martin said...

Thank you, Jen. It as such a fun project. I look so forward to seeing what you and your daughter create! Please be sure to send me a pic! Much love to you, Dayna