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Answers in my Art

I hope you've had a good week so far. This post is a follow up to my Painting Slideshow last week. In Answers I will go through a bit of my process and thoughts had during and after my painting. This is actually my favourite painting to date.I haven't spent much time in the past on colour theory or colour mixing.  I didn't bring every paint tube I own to the workshop (yes, that was hard!) so I would spend a bit more time actually mixing my own colours....more

The Gutsy Girl Story

For weeks I've had on my to-do list an intention to write the Gutsy Girl Story. You know, a monologue on why I began. I don't think that's a bad idea but I don't think it is as good a story as the conversation I had with my daughter last night while she watched Dolphin Tale and I was reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.Out of the blue my daughter says that she'd like to have her own zoo one day. She went on to say "but I'd also like to be a nurse too". We talked about conservation and the importance to our wildlife of disposing of plastics correctly, so they don't end up in our oceans....more

Afterthought Contemplation on Letting Go

Letting go is hard. Letting go of our old stories, lies we've told ourselves, lies others have led us to believe and pain we wished would go, but clings on defiantly. Resistance is a natural response when we have become so used to self-sabotage and habits we've fallen into. I think the words in this image represent how hard it can be to get past difficult times in our lives. I also think it can teach us that in facing resistance and taking back our power, we can let go of fear....more