You know how some emotions can crack open our hearts after we’ve been doing the mundane-day-to-day for too long? How some feelings make us realize that we are *truly* alive, open our eyes and open our hearts and bring on a rush of awareness?

My mama heart cracked completely open a few days ago after a run-in with my 9-year-old son: A moment of peace spun on its head because I chose impatience over taking a deep breath… a crack in this mama that led to a blast of frustration.

Crack My Heart Open, original 24x24" painting on canvas ~ currently available

Crack My Heart Open, original 24×24″ painting on canvas ~ currently available

In that moment, my heart truly opened as I realized my annoyance was aimed at a little boy who loves me whole-heartedly… and the regretful emotion that spilled out healed both our hearts. As mamas we make mistakes… it’s how we handle them that matters.

The above painting is titled Crack My Heart Open ~ it was important for me to have the baby between her breasts… our children have such a way of cracking us open. This piece is a 24×24″ one-of-a-kind painting on canvas, available for $790 (and free global shipping for a limited time with coupon code SHIPLOVE). She was featured in the Art Of Birth Gallery Show in Texas, in March 2015.

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It’s Thursday ~ so I have a new original MINI painting to share ~ it’s a joy to have a mini in process each week ~ a little emotion, a little gift. I release my original mini painting each Thursday morning ~ I am also, always, creating larger original paintings to offer in the Online Studio Shop, as well as commissioned custom paintings for clients (pre-sold).
Most Precious, original 8x10" painting by Katie m. Berggren

Most Precious, original 8×10″ painting by Katie m. Berggren

This new mini original painting is titled Most PreciousInspired by the recent BabyFest event ~ surrounded by pregnant bellies and cute babies ~ I remember my own days as a mother of one and a half: the excitement, urgency, yet desire to get everything accomplished before the next precious one arrived.
You can find Most Precious (the original one-of-a-kind painting on canvas), here, while she lasts. She is an 8×10″ original painting on canvas for $225.
Most Precious, original 8x10" painting by Katie m. Berggren

Most Precious, original 8×10″ painting by Katie m. Berggren

Thank you for everything, have a WONDERFUL day! Wanna chat live on Facebook? I’ll see you there.

Love & Sincerely, Katie

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