Sleep Association Art Piece #1

Exploring sleep association themes through the bedtime routine, sleep regression, and the night sky by recreating the constellation of Mia's sign (Capricorn) with the punch holes from the ARIST Loyalty cards.

Night #5 of ARIST - May 26, 2017

I decided that this would be my final night of returning Mia to bed from my post in my studio before incorporating new sleep training methods. As a conscious act of closure, I decided to give myself a painting challenge...

Phase 1


Nights #2, 3 & 4 of ARIST - May 23-25, 2017

There is always unpredictability in the developmental stages, but I am also getting an innate sense that adjustments need to be made to my sleep training methods. 

Continuing to walk Mia back to bed does not seem to be sus...

Night #1 of ARIST - May 22, 2017

After the first night, I had to rethink my initial plan to leave a yarn trail that I will later crochet into a blanket.  The yarn trail would have impeded on the actual sleep training by being too much of a distraction. Also, after a str...

Loyalty Cards

Just as some businesses offer loyalty cards to reward customers for repeat business, I created my own line of ARIST Loyalty cards as a form of self care during the sleep training experience. For each return trip to my daughter's bedroom, I will receive a p...

Day 1 of ARIST - May 22, 2017

A Yarn Trail - "Strings Attached"

In my first effort to create a visual/tangible record of the attachment between mother and child during the sleep training process, I planned to leave a trail of yarn behind for every time I have to walk Mia...


Artist Statement

In efforts to transform sleep training my 2 year old daughter into a positive experience, I had to first look at what I believed would be the most negative part of the experience. I determined this would be the...

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