With Change Comes Fear

When I announced my pregnancy, one of my teachers at The Bridge suggested I start documenting my pregnancy through paintings — joys, fears, preparation, etc.

At first I had NO CLUE how I was going to do this, but once I started sketching things out and doing a little research, the ideas starting flowing so fast I could barely keep them straight.

So here is the first of probably 6-8 pregnancy paintings that I will be doing over the next few months before Little Dude arrives. After that I’ll move on to Mother and Child theme paintings…more exciting stuff!

Title: “With Change Comes Fear”

  • Wow, love this. Perfect title also. Pregnancy, although exciting, isn't always a walk through dreamland. I love the expression on her face.

  • What a LOVELY model 🙂

    Seriously, that is just beautiful.

  • What a neat idea – make sure and show them all here!

  • What a beautiful painting. You are SO talented.

  • I love this Merrick!

  • I love this idea! And isn't it handy that you have the ability to do this yourself. Can't wait to see the rest of them!

  • That's AMAZING Merrick. Seriously. You make me want to be an artist! Unfortunately…that's not happening. I guess the world needs nurses for when the artists get sick (and have babies), right? Beautiful my dear!

  • sam

    What the heck!?! This is beyond words- so amazing, Merrick.

  • This is so perfect! You are such a fantastic artist. And I hope I'm cute like you when my belly starts showing more.

  • that is so beautiful