My first finished painting of 2023. Less and less do I feel the need to push and pull so hard that it hurts and breaks me. Instead, I invite curiosity, playfulness and allowance so show up instead. Once upon a time, a painting like this would not have been “good enough” because it didn’t push me to the brink of exhaustion and madness. Today, it is beautiful in its simplicity precisely because it is “effortless”. I resolve that my work (on and off the canvas) will be imbued with this sentiment for all of 2023.
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.