Last month I had a couple of crappy days - J had loads of medical appointments and I was chasing my tail, Jamie was away with work which just compounds the difficulties and I wasn't well. And then I came home to an envelope on my doormat addressed to Rosie Rain. I assumed it was one of the collaborative projects I was working on because only my art friends know me as Rosie Rain (it's my IG name); so when I opened it it was a massive surprise to see it was a zine from the ever so beautiful Zine Squad ladies: Katie, Vanessa, Jules and Elly who was the guest ziner for the Magical Motherhood Zine.
Feast your eyes on the beautiful pages below and tell me how you also would have sat on the kitchen floor with tears in your eyes and your daughter on your knee as you looked through it. J has numerous special needs and I have referred to myself before as a lion/tiger mum who has to fight for appointments and referrals for her constantly so I loved that page by Vanessa. Also J and I have a saying - I tell her I love her all the moon - and she finishes, 'and all the stars' and so the last page really finished me off (thanks Jules and your super-sleuthing).
One reason I love the Get Messy art community and the projects that spring out from it is the sixth sense that people seem to have - that weird kinship when people seem to know you're in need of the type of hug that comes in an envelope via Royal Mail.
Thank you so much ladies for thinking of me as you created art, I cannot tell you how much this touched my soul. Check out their blogs and art - they are all wonderful human beings.