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Small Oil/Collage

Somebody I know tries to get pregnant via IVF.
Most couples just assume that having a baby when the time is right will be a natural part of their journey together. However, the reality is that a growing number of people are struggling with infertility problems.
Infertility affects about 6.1 million people in the United States, about 10% of men and women of reproductive age.
New and advanced technologies to help a woman become pregnant include in vitro fertilization (IVF).

After going through several unsuccessful IVF cycles, there are many things that run through her head that are hard to grasp.
That being said, one of the hardest parts of IVF and fertility treatments in general is playing the waiting game.

If my friends only could be assured that one... just one... IVF cycle worked...

This collage is meant for all of those who are in the same situation:
Hang in there!


Materials used:
Vintage sheet music, archival scrap book paper, oil paint, Matte Medium (my archival glue) heavy gloss gel, modeling paste.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2009
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.

This is another OlgArtsProduction©2009


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Anonymous Guest (IP: 11 Mar 2013

Really cool, Olga... and what a wonderful cause!

David Benjamin 27 Jun 2009

Nice composition!

Cathy Jones 11 Jun 2009

Very inspiring work on a subject that is close to my heart. They have made such advances in the IVF techniques used today, its amazing!- l&l- Cathy

Anonymous Guest (IP: 09 Jun 2009

very nice!

Stefanía Jörgensdóttir 03 Jun 2009

Very impressing :)

Anonymous Guest (IP: 03 Jun 2009

Amazing work...This is truly incredibly beautiful.

Anonymous Guest (IP: 03 Jun 2009

This is just wonderful....soooo beautiful.

cynthia berridge 03 Jun 2009

very creative art beautiful colours

Ai Shan 02 Jun 2009

Awesome artwork, Olga!

Teresa Dominici 02 Jun 2009

Beautiful collage and effect of life, Olga.

Shakeh Sarookhanian 02 Jun 2009

This is just great !Fantastic!

Jan van Baarle 02 Jun 2009


Emilio B. Campo-Diaz 02 Jun 2009

Simply fantastic.

Amy Polling 02 Jun 2009

Beautiful work, Olga! I love the use of colors and the depth of the message.. Love & Light..

Seth Weaver 02 Jun 2009

Wonderful message and beautiful composition Olga. Awesome!!

Anonymous Guest (IP: 02 Jun 2009

Beautiful and filled with hope. I must say that there must come a time in people's lives when an acceptance of God's will must be listened to. --love tahnja

Stefani Wehner 02 Jun 2009

What a wonderful work, Olga! With your great talent you are able to transform your thougts in a incredible painting.

Thom Roslan 02 Jun 2009

Excellent reproduction of your words in a "outstanding" collage. I feel using Art to keep people aware is one of our responsibilities as an artist.......Kudo's to a wonderful piece of Art !

Anneke Hut 02 Jun 2009

Red, the colour of life, yellow the colour of spring, what a nice combination. It's so good that you put this subject in the spotlight in your own spectacular way!

David Holcombe 01 Jun 2009

This is an interesting collage on an interesting theme. You help a lot with the explanation, which puts the piece in context. It also makes the "andante serioso" more meaningful. The slow serious passage of time.

Stanley Layman 01 Jun 2009

There are a lot of people that have children they don't want. There are those also that adopt children with no real commitment to them. For every two shelter children there is a couple without a child. People who adopt are usually age, race and gender specific. LIke they're going to a grocery store to pick out produce. Finding someone to share your life with takes time only if you want it to. The trick is learning to be tolerant enough to accept the idiosyncrosies of others. Accept and grow with it! My cousin and her husband had already raised two boys when they started to be foster parents of two more boys one they adopted. The other went back to his family. They have since adopted another boy. They were able to provide a caring home. They specified age only 3-11. It worked for them. Great composition and thought!

Marika Antal 01 Jun 2009

i agree with!!

KC CHANG 01 Jun 2009


Robin Foss 01 Jun 2009

Very well done.

Anonymous Guest (IP: 01 Jun 2009

The work emanates intense joy with its vibrant composition. Another excellent piece, Olga.

Frank Maguire 01 Jun 2009

You are fertile in all directions Olga, great work. luv and laffs Frank.

Susana Araujo 01 Jun 2009

I really love this artwork!

Loren Carson 01 Jun 2009

You are soooooooo clever. My best to you.

jamie winter 01 Jun 2009

wonderful work Olga!!!!!

Ann Fawssett-Atkin 01 Jun 2009

Beautiful image Olga

Annette Labedzki 01 Jun 2009

good work. I'm glad I don't have the problem

ruth sears 01 Jun 2009


debbie braswell 01 Jun 2009

always beautiful work olga hugs debbie braswell

Anonymous Guest (IP: 01 Jun 2009

Dear OLga.. there's a birthday card at Trixi portfolio for your birthday... Check it,please when you can.. Love & light NIRA

Olga Osi 01 Jun 2009

Amazing job! Warm and full of melody.

Artist Reply: Thanks for your nice comment Olga... And for picking this collage as your Pic of the Day!! *Love and Light, Olga*

Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen 01 Jun 2009


Olga Dmytrenko 01 Jun 2009

Superb! Andante!

Bev Chudey 01 Jun 2009

Wonderful Olga!!

Nira Dabush 01 Jun 2009

FANTASTIC dear OLga... EXPRESSIVE FULL OF SUMMER ENERGY. Great concept. Happy birthday to you.. May all your wishes will come true SO SOON, my friend.

Artist Reply: Ahhhw...thank you Nira.... For all your good wishes, wisdom and friendship! Love and Light, Olga

Anne Vis 01 Jun 2009

Beautiful, swinging work, Olga!

Sharon Gonzalez 01 Jun 2009


Artist Reply: thanks SHARON!! ha ha ha!

Beatrix Jahn 01 Jun 2009

Lovely piece, Olga! The colors are fantastic. I enjoy these where you integrate the musical notes!!! xoxo