Around this time last year I made a decision to change my life and it did.
Being a mother and looking after a home and all the other things that go with daily life left little time for my creativity. I found myself in the place no woman ever wants to be in, feeling alone and defeated. As an artist I paint from the heart, I paint with emotion. Those who know me are very well aware I prefer to be happy and speak joy in my words. There was no joy left in the environment I was in. I made the decision to walk away, leave the hurt and destruction behind and started over. To be my own best friend and love myself again. Its been a year of getting to know me.
This message is my celebration of life, a gift we all deserve. A gift we all can give ourselves and I say choose you. To a all the beautiful people out there, don't give up, you can find a way, you can get out and stand tall again (even when it feels like there isn't ) we can feel alive once more.
Over the last year I have rebuilt, a rebirth and definitely has not been easy. I have blossomed in so many ways, as a mother, a friend and an artist. I have also had the privilege of working with some fabulously talented people and I am so grateful for each one. Being a part of so many journeys and helping people believe in themselves is such a blessing.
Working with Steve at Pheron creating art prints of my work has been incredibly exciting and very satisfying to see the results. Their standards match my own and I couldn't be more happy with the work done.
Building a new website and store has been exciting and uplifting with all new work from this year alone. To say I shed my skin and started new is an understatement.
Creating new photographic opportunities for my paintings has developed into another avenue I have embraced. Life has become a joy.
Looking forward I feel the pressure of all that is to be done and have to remind myself Rome was not built in one day. We need to be kind to ourselves and that is the way to be productive and be the best versions of ourselves.
Below I have shared some images of the first official professional quality art print of my graphite and paint pieces.