it was sitting on my easel for months...
I knew it wasn't finished,
but i wasn't inspired to finish it
until this past weekend.
So it's official.
Painting makes me happy.
(like i didn't already know this)
If i go more than a few days without picking up a paintbrush
or a pen and paper (to write or doodle)
i go insane.
Art is the connection i need
to feel grounded
to what's around me
and what's inside me.
Art and wine.
It doesn't mean it always makes sense,
but i am at least connected to it,
whereas when i don't make art
or when i am not writing,
i feel a disconnection to everything.
I am positive many of you know
what i am talking about...
and that many of you
feel the same way.
I discovered something while painting this...
that i am getting more and more comfortable
with being an introvert
and trying less and less to fit in.
That i am getting better with painting
what i feel like painting
as opposed to what i think
others want to see,
even if i know it may not make sense
I'm getting far more comfortable with saying no
to the outer voices and the inner ones.
Years ago, i said yes to many things,
and then regretted my decision...
Life is too short for regrets.
Now i say no - gently -
and with a peaceful heart,
and i keep painting...
I had so much fun painting this.
It's all about finding our own happy place, isn't it?
whatever brings a smile to your face...
whatever makes your day brighter -
whether it takes an hour or 10 minutes...
You may not get the chance to do it tomorrow.
And a little video for you on the FUN THEORY!