I am pleased to share my first completed painting of 2023. Over time, I have learned to embrace a new approach to my creative process. Instead of pushing and pulling so hard that it hurts and breaks me, I invite curiosity, playfulness, and allowance to show up in my work.
In the past, a painting like this may not have been deemed "good enough" because it didn't push me to the brink of exhaustion and madness. But today, I find beauty in its simplicity precisely because it was created with ease and effortlessness.
Moving forward, I resolve to imbue this sentiment into all of my work, both on and off the canvas, for the entirety of 2023. By embracing curiosity, playfulness, and allowance, I hope to continue to create art that is both beautiful and sustainable, without sacrificing my own well-being and mental health in the process.
The Way, 2023
acrylic & mixed media on canvas
28” x 22”
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.