I hope that the collection goes on to inspire you to find a sense of peace and equanimity with your journey to finding the true you. The initial discovery and realisation that you are not less than and that you are not broken can be both cleansing and somewhat gratifying but most of all it offers hope for you to slowly, one small step at a time take action towards transforming into your truest self.
13 SMALL NEW ARTWORKS
This is the poem I wrote that inspired the whole collection.
I often find words wanting to pour out of me late at night and by morning they're gone so when I started the Midnight poem I knew I needed to stay with it to the end. Then it gracefully came to life as I wrote the words in my journal.
I’m not broken
You’re not broken
We’re both just flawed
Beautifully and perfectly flawed
Exactly as we’re supposed to be
It’s ok to have parts of us that need to heal
We can all heal
Nature lives in an imperfect existence
So can we
It’s normal to be flawed
Because you are not less than
You are a work in progress
But also you are complete
You are enough
You can heal
You are not broken
The small bronze and silver details are like our flaws. The parts of us we don't always want to face but when we become brave enough or are forced to then we feel expansive growth exactly like the light flooding into a dark room once the door is opened. It's scary and uncomfortable at first, then it becomes euphoric and exhilarating and your quest for further transformation continues.
I hope you feel a connection to these delicate yet beautifully flawed works on paper. Thank you for allowing me to share them with you and for giving me the space to fill your moment visiting my blog with hope, light and possibility. I hope you find something in these paintings that speaks directly to you.
Rise to that higher place within yourself even though you fear it. You know it’s there. It’s been waiting for you to see it. You’ve become aware of your self but now it’s time to rise even further.
I have a secret to share with you.
I once was fearful of creating commissions. Early on in my career they terrified me. I often wondered who was I to be able to create something especially for someone and their home when I had only ever been used to creating within my own safe zone of painting just for myself?