"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." Audre Lorde
To be honest, I'm afraid of a lot of things. I'm afraid of being seen. I'm afraid of not being seen. But mostly, I'm afraid of not stepping into my power. Today I feel extremely grateful for my 3-week Organic Painting Residency at Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico.
The experience reminded me of a promise I made to myself nearly 15 years ago when I walked away from a relationship that ended in physical abuse and a job at a law firm that sucked all the life out of me: To be a happy, successful, extremely well-fed artist, and to do it on my own terms.
My paintings, my workshops, it's all rooted in transformation because that's how it all started for me.
The Canvas Is Your Mirror
organic pigments on canvas
40 x 60 in.
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.