Painted this at the end of a very tough week.
My body began sending me signals that I was under severe stress. And I am proud of myself for listening to my body, acknowledging the need to relieve my stress, instead of my usual “suck it up, move on” mentality. I took the time to do yoga in the ams, despite being in a tiny hotel room:) and even did some meditation. I came across this youtuber Boho Beautiful and she had beautiful yoga sequence you can follow. I found this mantra in one of her meditation video and it really helped me through this week… Thank you Boho Beautiful…
Strength surrounds me
Love guides me
Peace fills me
Maybe this will help you too one day?
I went crazy with colors on this painting. Started with really sweet and pretty colors as I was feeling relieved and glad the long weekend is here. Then the painting took on a darker tone as the events of the week came to my mind. But I lightened things up and emerged happy and strong at the end. This is a good reminder to believe in my strength, my compassion and my ability to obtain peace.
To me, Art is truly the best form of therapy…
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She’s beautiful……love the texture!
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Thank you Jangieri 💖💜❤️
I have not commented before, but I have to tell you how much I look forward to seeing your girls. I absolutely love them. Each and every one of them have their own story. Do you ever do any tutorials? I am a beginner mixed media “artist” so I haven’t learned enough about layering my colors or shading. I just wanted you to know that you are an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your girls with us and showing your vulnerable side as well. I too can be a mama bear and I dislike situations when I have to become one.
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Hello kdcrum. Thank you so much for your comment. It means a lot to me. I have been thinking of making videos to share my process (not sure I can really teach) but still need to figure the whole video taping thing.. My brain just don’t seem to go that way… But I hope to make some
Videos soon. Will post here if I do. And thank you for your kind words. I also dislike times when I have to be the mama bear protecting my young ones but I will… Keep playing and arting! It’s all about experimenting and practicing. There are so many good tube videos out there. That was how I learned..