:: 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 #39 from my ‘100 Messages To Myself’ painting series.
This is an original painting. There is only one!
Every day I seem to change in small ways. It’s like trying to be the best I can be (which is what I do most of the time, I think) adds up incrementally and isn’t always noticeable and then sometimes something hits me that’s like “I’m different than I used to be” in some way, and I realize there’s just no going back to the old way. I’ve up-leveled. Healed. Transformed. Does that make any sense?? Life is always changing, so all we can do is change along with it. I think that’s how we find joy. Accept change, try to be the best we can, and welcome transformation, always always. (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.