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Untether Yourself From Yourself – original painting #13


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:: acrylic paint and colored pencil on 1 1/2″ deep wood panel
:: measures 10×10″
:: white painted edges
:: unframed
:: ready to hang with wire on the back

This is painting #13 from my ‘100 Messages To Myself’ painting series.

This is an original painting. There is only one!

This painting reminds me in a way of the dolls my mom used to make when I was growing up — yes, my mom used to be a doll maker! She made the most incredible fabric dolls. To this day I think my mom is one of the most creative people I know. Anyway! I’m just thinking a lot about letting go of old stories lately and stepping into something new. And the word ‘untethered’ came to mind and I sort-of feel like that’s how I am lately. Untethered from my old life. Not yet fully tethered to a new life. In between. Floating. Drifting. Seeking. Watching. Listening. Waiting. I don’t know. It’s a weird life, a weird time, a weird painting. It all fits together in some weird way! I’m just trying to roll with 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.


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Weight 1 lbs