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An 8x10 high quality archival print of an original acrylic painting. Printed on heavy weight smooth stock and with its thin white border, it fits perfectly into an 8x10 frame.

From The Artist, About the Image:
When the kids are in bed at night, grown-up time begins. I value this evening time immensely and often try to use it very carefully to avoid wasting or overspending! Every item I can cross off my list in the evening is one less thing to worry about during kid-time the next morning and throughout the next day. Every night before turning in I step in to take a look at each of my peacefully sleeping children. Frequently, the act of re-covering or a little kiss will wake my oldest son just enough for him to ask me to hold his hand and “pat his bottom”. Seeing him there with his little hand wrapped in my own, I count my blessings and feel reconnected to him as a little person. Even though my children can require so much of my mind, body and soul, sometimes all they ask of me is a little bit of my hard-earned time.

A word or two about the snowman: his name is Flurry and he was given to me as a child. When on a sledding trip to the mountains a good friend of mine came sailing down the hill at top speed and despite his yells for me to get out of the way, he sent me sailing as well. I woke up in the van, where I believe I remained for the rest of the journey. I never did like playing in the snow! This friend of mine came to visit another day, bringing me Flurry – a stuffed snowman – as a way to apologize for the accident. Unfortunately, I do not know Flurry’s whereabouts at this time.

After telling my three-year old the above story (he loves to hear stories from the past) he asked if we had a snowman toy – we don’t – but I thought it fitting to place the snowman in this painting. This addition is important because it provides a way for Spending Time to not be too personal in regard to an actual piece of my son’s life (do I want this?) and secondly, it links my current life to the past and my dear friend – who still is my friend to this day, though I miss our times together.

A fresh archival print, for durability and long life.

When a piece touches you and delivers the memories that stem from your loving relationship with your child(ren), that piece should be passed down ~ shared with the next generation. With these new archival prints, that is possible. Why enjoy your print for 10 years, when your family can enjoy it for 150 years?

ARCHIVAL: An image meant to have lasting life, in this case 150-200 years. Archival pigments (inks) are meant to last indefinitely, if treated with care, and are of museum grade.

Each print is signed by the artist in the lower right corner, enclosed in a protective clear bag with a recycled acid free backing board, and shipped in a stiff mailer for protection.


mother and child sleeping art print - Spending Time - archival signed 8x10 motherhood print


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: high quality print on heavy weight, smooth paper, acid free backing board, protective clear bag
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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