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I collect Naoise from nursery, when I arrive he is drawing a picture of pirates on a boat, he rolls up the drawing and hands it to me as a gift, my face lights up with love. He has been cleaning windows and got all wet so is wearing flamingo pink tracksuit bottoms whilst his own trousers dry on the radiator.

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Naoise jumps into the pram and  hugs his snuggly pillow close to his body. The pillow completely covers his body and  he drifts off again into a summer slumber. When we get home I pick him out of the pram and lay him down on the sofa, covering him with a yellow blanket, his body falls and rises steadily with the slow of his breath.

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It is a snoozy day. I sigh. I am finding even the simplest task difficult to complete. I think it is fair to say that trying to make leak and potatoe soup without a stock cube is doomed for disaster, it looks like gruel and tastes of too much of sage. I rub my eyes. Saucepans bubble.

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About Helen Sargeant

I am a visual artist, mother of two children aged 12 and 4, and co-founder of the MeWe arts collective. I intend to use this site to explore how my personal experiences as a mother informs my arts practice. To reflect upon the maternal in relationship to memory, loss, and mental health in particu…Read more

Website: http://helensargeant.co.uk

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