Monday, January 16, 2012


paper, eggshell pieces, work in progress

Happy new year, everyone! I didn't mean to be away so long...thank you to those who are still checking up on me. You guys are plain awesome :).

Sometimes i wish i had started this blog anonymously so i can feel more free to share whatever is on my mind. There is something i've been wanting the whole world to know but waiting for it to feel more real and to be showing more...I'm going to have a baby, you guys! AND so is my sister!! we are due within a week from one another. what are the chances of that?? Our babies will be like twin cousins. double joy yeah! :)). One of the happiest moments of my life when i found out.

The first three months have passed by sooo slowly. Aside from making it to work during the day, i was pretty much useless the rest of time. Just ate and laid around like a lazy princess, occasionally yelling at John for something or another. heh. poor guy. That's what guys get for not being the one to get pregnant. I don't know how my mom managed to go through all three times with us when she was throwing up constantly. she couldn't even drink water without puking. Man i only threw up once every week or two, and that was bad enough for me to think I am definitely not going through this again...

oh But then my stomach got hard, the nausea went away and i'm feeling this crazy little lump protruding at the lower ab out of nowhere. (Beginning of second trimester.) It was such a creepy feeling. like some alien thing inside me. Doctor said it was baby's leg or foot. It's strange but i found myself falling in love with that leg thing.

And now the days and weeks are going by way too fast. I can barely believe that it's only 3 more months to go! I'm so annoyed i didn't get a chance to take a picture of my belly a few weeks ago when it was like a little watermelon. Now it is a lot rounder and not as cute anymore.

Back in college, one of the themes i was kind of obsessed in exploring was the pregnant body. Made some prints and sculptures of it. But now that i'm actually in this body, i have barely documented anything of it. Hopefully, in the next couple of months, i'll have something more to show...


  1. Oh wow, I'm so thrilled for you. Having a wee art baby is a fantastic adventure. Mine is about to leave home, can you believe it! It doesn't seem five minutes since I was where you are now.

  2. thanks, Kirsty ;). wow. i didn't know you have a kid all grown up already! that is reassuring to know that time flew by like that. your son must be really good. i imagined teenage years may be dreadful...

  3. that is wonderful news and I am sure some fantastic work will come from this new and precious stage of your life as well

  4. Dear Mien, I'm so glad to see you posting again! And with your usual magic touch you fashion something delicate, tender, beautiful and intriguing from very little, and weave connections between yourself, the little one growing in you, and all of us. I like the last pic most, full of promise, 'it' might unfurl at any moment and yield what it is cradling cocooning protecting breeding holding captive...

  5. hello girl! now that are some cool news accompanied by some cool pics!
    you made me smile and laugh so much. it's like an alien, isn't it? wish you all the luck of the world and a good preggy rest time!i'm so happy for you and your sister, that's really really great!
    and btw i'm forwarding to you the liebster blog award! feel free to forward it whenever madam on the couch feels fine for it! xoxo

  6. Hello

    well that is awesome news.

    Your artistic sensitive ear already so attuned to this trasformation within you, here.

    My sister had a wee one two years ago and what a curious intelligence and love she set loose upon us. Such a gift.

    your work is beautiful, sensitive here as always. Happy New year.

  7. Dear Mies,what a great stunning news!! I'm so happy for 2012 is going in the right direction :-)

    Love these cocoon egg-shells,you've made.Again very delicate,love it!

    Take care of you both :-)
    xxx Ingrid

  8. Congratulations to both of you! Being a mother is one of the most frustrating and rewarding experiences there is. :)

    My eldest leaves for college in the fall, my middle one is going to ballet school out of state, and my youngest is the visual artist who will be applying to Interlochen next year. Its so exciting to see who they are growing into and its all a tremendous adventure.

    I hope you continue to post as your life changes and develops. Huzzah for all of you!

  9. Congratulations!! It's so nice to visit with you again here. During my first pregnancy, I mainly wrote a lot in my journals...and then after my son was born- all this art came out that documented the pregnancy and my experiences. it's almost too much to be able to do it during the pregnancy- the tiredness, nausea, and just the unknown! But I'm so happy for you. Kick your feet up while you can :)

  10. I looove your entry/photos and realness of your words.

  11. Your work is absolutely gorgeous. Visiting via flickr today.

  12. wow.
    congratulations mien!!
    i am so happy for you.
    your baby will be so artistic and poetic...!

  13. love this piece.. really relates with pregnancy... hope to see it finish, and the best wishes for your family..

  14. I'm so so happy for you dear Mien. I hope everything has gone well so far.

    Please post/send a picture, okay?

  15. Happy birthday Mien!!! Hope you have a beautiful day. :)

  16. hi mien, so long no see! hope you are doing well! missing you and your art a little!

    big hugs and all the best!

  17. Hi Mien, I hope everything is allright with you and maybe your little one?

    Lots of kisses from Ingrid.

    xxxx Ingrid

  18. Oh Mies, I was so glad when I read your comment on my blog that everything was allright with you and the baby!! Congrats and lots of love from me xxx Ingrid

    p.s Is it a boy or a girl :-)) just curious!

  19. Ingrid, it's a boy!
    thank you all for your thoughts and happy wishes! hopefully, i will be back here soon...

    Claudia, where did you go?

  20. wowie, a boy..!!
    Happy for you...little mum :-))

    xxx Ingrid

  21. Dear Mien, didn't you think, what a selfish gift? Wanted you to have those photos. Had some of my best blogging time here with you! Want more of that, so please come back soon. Stop worrying about it. Just be yourself.

  22. Yes, yes and yes. Come back Mien. We miss you!