We’ve had a rough week at the Coco house. The hurricane left us with no power for a while and a basement full of water. Slowed me down incredibly this week and the whole thing has left me exhausted.
I needed a little pick me up so I decided to post these image I did for myself of my own son. I don’t put my own stuff on here often. I get nervous. Which is silly right?
Sometimes, I need to do a little something for my own inner artist, something to just make me happy, tell a story, get me to think outside the box. I need to dream and put it out there.
I found these wishing lanterns – you light them and let them go into the water as you release your wishes and dreams into the universe. I loved them. The symbolism of this got to me. An idea was born.
I wanted to tell a story of a boy and his dreams and letting them go out into the water. We all have so many dreams as kids! If we only dreamed as big now as we did then we’d be pretty unstoppable. This lovely little model is my own little guy. It cost me one Optimus Prime Transformer Talking Mask.
I told him to make a wish, let his dreams go…
He was pretty excited.
and then a little nervous…
and then excited again. (and distracted by this really cool crate. He’s three and a half, after all…)
He’s dreaming big. Bigger than the moon he tells me. To the stars and back.
Letting a second batch off….
But he didn’t want to let them go…
Sometimes dreaming is a little scary.
Yet peaceful too.