:: 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 #19 from my ‘100 Messages To Myself’ painting series.
This is an original painting. There is only one!
I think basically I’m just feeling sort-of over my own normal stuff these days. Like, I don’t want to hold myself back anymore. I don’t want to keep playing out the same crap for the rest of my life, you know? It’s too precious for that. I’m ready to embrace it. Me. Because honestly: why not? I’m ready to SLAY! And it’s funny, because the more I see my own stuff and where I am in my stuff and not wanting to make excuses for myself, I see more where other people are in their stuff and am having an easier time not getting emotionally involved, or trying to dull myself down to make someone feel better, or just holding a light energetic boundary for myself where I maybe wouldn’t before. Hmmm….. Anyway. Slay. That’s where I am. Feeling good! (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.