:: acrylic paint and colored pencil on 1 1/2″ deep wood panel
:: measures 10×10″
:: white painted edges
:: ready to hang with wire on the back
This is painting #10 from my ‘100 Messages To Myself’ painting series.
This is an original painting. There is only one!
This painting went through sooooo many changes. I kept listening to what it was trying to tell me, and then each move I made was wrong. So I painted over it, again and again, wrong move after wrong move. Sometimes that happens with paintings. As in life, right? Sometimes, some days, you just make the wrong move after wrong move. Everything that seemed like a good idea just… wasn’t. It’s like you have to just keep making those wrong moves until you decide to do something different. Until you learn the lesson. I’m not sure what lesson this painting is here to teach me… which probably means I’ll encounter the same wrong move situation in another painting in a future day and will get to deal with it again! I don’t think I was fully tuned in. I was maybe painting because I thought I had to, not because I wanted to. I was rushing instead of listening and taking my time. Maybe I wasn’t listening how the painting was asking me to. Another life lesson perhaps! (Here‘s the 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.