:: 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 #48 from my ‘100 Messages To Myself’ painting series.
This is an original painting. There is only one!
You know when someone says something that wasn’t meant to be hurtful at all, but it kind-of feels that way anyway, and it causes you to question yourself a little bit in a way that you weren’t before, and then you realize that you’re actually pretty good with who you are, what you do, and what you offer to the world, and that the only person’s opinion that ultimately matters for yourself anyway is your own? Well, that feels like a good discovery to have made and place to live from. (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.