:: 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 #45 from my ‘100 Messages To Myself’ painting series.
This is an original painting. There is only one!
Isn’t this life stuff just all about feeling whatever you’re feeling and letting it move through you?! I had a funny and kind-of new experience recently where I was feeling some things that I didn’t like, but I realized the reason I was feeling them were because I was tired and needed some alone time, and that the feelings I didn’t like probably weren’t even true because other feelings underneath were distorting them. Does that make any sense?? Anyway, later in the day, after I’d had some alone time, sure enough those feelings had transformed themselves into more true and positive feelings. Just the noticing that feelings can distort other feelings felt interesting to me. Like, getting to the root of whatever I’m feeling and discovering what feeling is at the bottom of it all often clarified all the other feelings that are piled on top of the original one. 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.