:: 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 #11 from my ‘100 Messages To Myself’ painting series.
This is an original painting. There is only one!
This phrase popped into my mind while driving to yoga today and I knew that was my message and what my painting would embody. I have felt lighter and freer recently than I have in months. I wouldn’t say an incredible lightness, but a lightness that feels like a relief and is very welcome. An incredible lightness is maybe my aspiration in life. ;) Anyway, I’ve had a string of lovely days lately, and I’m just so happy to be on the other side of some of the shit I’ve been wading through recently. There’s always lightness on the other side of the shit. It’s hard to remember that when I’m in the middle of the shit. I’m not all the way through it yet, but the lightness has appeared and I am INTO IT. (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.