:: 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 #30 from my ‘100 Messages To Myself’ painting series.
This is an original painting. There is only one!
I’ve been doing more than my share of whining lately, so this message is really and truly for myself, because whining doesn’t help anything. I know that. In fact, it makes things harder and feel worse. And I don’t want that! I want the opposite. So: what’s a good way to diffuse frustrating energy in the moment that doesn’t involve whining or complaining (either internally or externally)? Hmmm….. (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.