:: acrylic paint on 1 1/2″ deep wood panel
:: measures 10×10″
:: white painted edges
:: ready to hang with wire on the back
This is painting #7 from my ‘100 Messages To Myself’ painting series.
This is an original painting. There is only one!
It’s impossible to list all the things I’m grateful for. My sweet, healthy, happy, thriving babies. My incredible and supportive family – the family I was born into and my family of Swifts. My community of friends and neighbors that are better than I ever could’ve dreamed. My online community that lifts me up daily. My own health. My beautiful home. My dream studio. Financial security. Second chances. Silver linings. That it hasn’t been too hot a summer so far. That my fridge is full. That my baby girl is asleep right now. Paint. Soul friends. Mistakes and lessons that show me where I need to heal and do more work. Safety. Calm. Having everything I need, and more. I am so blessed. (Here‘s the full message I wrote when I painted it.)
My life changed dramatically in August 2018 when my husband suddenly died and then again in January 2019 when my baby girl was born. It’s been a strange 15 months! Creating nearly daily art has been one of the main ways I’ve tuned in to my feelings and to myself as I’ve moved forward. Sharing the art that I’ve been making and the messages I’ve been giving to myself has been a powerfully healing part of my journey, and I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to share my images and thoughts with you.