:: 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 #24 from my ‘100 Messages To Myself’ painting series.
This is an original painting. There is only one!
Today loving myself has looked like: Taking a break. Laying on my studio floor instead of forcing myself to work. Running errands alone while the babysitter was here instead of shlepping both kids with me. A long, aimless neighborhood walk in the sunshine with my sleeping baby. Laying in the park in the grass, looking at the blue sky and the trees. Cold kombucha. Hanging out and catching up with my neighbors after the kids were in bed (I’ve discovered the baby monitor works at their house!). Snuggling with myself and watching a show on Netflix (that’s what I’m about to do). What does loving yourself look like? (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.