:: 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 #9 from my ‘100 Messages To Myself’ painting series.
This is an original painting. There is only one!
You know when you get a piece of information about something and it just sort-of….. changes everything? And then you can’t see a person or a situation in the same way that you once did and the whole story changes? And you get to put things in perspective in a new way, and love yourself in a new way, and feel validated and like you can trust yourself, and like you are not crazy? And just free in a new way; free from the bullshit that someone else created but that you wondered if you actually created it and alllll the things you could’ve done differently as it’s very confusing and painful, but it turns out you in fact didn’t create it and you really really get that in a different way now? Free to finally let it go and move forward in a powerful way? That’s where I am today. And it’s AWESOME. I am free now. I can trust myself. Hello, new me. (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.