Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Finding My Self

After being married for nineteen years, and suddenly divorced, I realized that I had lost myself. I know a lot of people say the same thing after being in a long relationship, but it's very true. I morphed into someone that when removed from the relationship was completely lost. I have been doing a lot of personal work in order to find my Self again. It has not been easy. It's been pretty much an uphill battle. Although, I, my self, have always been here, I had to peel back so many layers to find ME. It's a beautiful, wonderful, magical feeling to feel the way I did when I was a child. I painted this piece of me finding and loving myself. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I Am Light

I have been learning about the ego and the soul and our true essence as spiritual beings having a human experience. I have learned from the greats: Tolle, Williamson, Ruiz, Singer and Chopra to name a few. 
Sometimes when we get wrapped up in daily life it's important to separate yourself and realize that our problems do not define who we are. In fact our identities or professions do not define what we truly are either. 
I wanted to create a piece that would show the layers that envelop what we really are. I wanted to create a mystical mood by giving it a tarot card feel and an almost religious look by giving them a stained glass look. Magical!
Here it is!

I am not a mother. 

I am not an artist. 

I am not my body. 

I am not my organs. 

I am not my bones. 

I am light!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Paintings From The Last Year

Here is a sampler of some paintings I have done. It's fun to experiment with different styles and palettes. I feel that I have come a long way since I've started painting but I still have a lot to learn. I will be taking a portrait class in the coming weeks and I am very excited to start learning!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Evolution of a Tattooed Baby

I've been learning about self discovery and about personal growth. I've learned that with life experiences we tend to "label" ourselves. We create these labels that in turn end up being walls that prevent us from getting where we want to in life. Keeping this in mind I noticed that we are born free of these labels and walls. My take on this would be to illustrate the opposite. What would it look like to carry this burden since birth? Take a look...