February is almost here again I have a stack of soft pink cut up paper sitting in my studio. Little pieces of paper and a quiet place in my mind where the compositions live. I am going for a walk soon, under the January sun, the large grey storm clouds scattered between light […]
Jennifer Amy Hynes
Thoughts on Motherhood Through the Eyes of an Artist
A Letter in Preparation of my Daughters IEP and Transition to Kindergarten January, 14th, 2019 My daughter Fiona, who is almost five years old will be entering Kindergarten this fall. Fiona was born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Without wearing hearing aids Fiona cannot understand words people say- she can hear sounds, but they […]
Artist Jenny Hynes works on paper.
Friday was a good day. I wrapped up my idea for my new book. It was intense, difficult, challenging. This book took a lot of work to get to this stage. I almost gave up on writing a chapter book, But I broke through this morning and figured out the flow I want. Now I […]
Telling your children their dna is different than your own
Dark Quiet Mornings During my years of infertility, I had insomnia. (“My years of infertility”, like those years were a sickness.) But the truth is, I’ve always suffered from insomnia, even when I was a little girl. My bedroom windows looked just like my kitchen windows do, this morning. Dark, with my reflection, shiny […]
The sky is grey today, it’s damp, it’s winter. I am holding a sadness inside me. I don’t know why or how to shake it. It’s something that comes and attaches itself to me. All the sad things that have happened swell up. The mood leaves me no where to hide, no where to run.