ARTwork: Revisiting an old friend

Happy April!

I did a painting 2 years ago (can't believe it was that far back). I first did this painting to enter a competition which was about the color red. Coincidentally, I was also having trouble maintaining a high enough level of iron (I think my subconsciousness was talking to me in color.... Iron is also red).

2 Julys ago, I thought the painting was complete. I knew the painting looked unfinished, but I told myself that it was a metaphor for the idea that rebirth is never finished. We continually make and unmake ourselves, giving birth again and again to new self-s. 

 A pregnant woman, part of the earth, looks out on the possibilities laid out on the horizon. Thank you to my first art teacher for the inspiration for the page division.

A pregnant woman, part of the earth, looks out on the possibilities laid out on the horizon. Thank you to my first art teacher for the inspiration for the page division.

This last month I realized I had been far too busy to do art. I am not proud of myself for this. Does it ever happen to you, where you know you have to do an activity for your own sanity (exercising, socializing, creating)....but it's always the first to go when you're busy? Ironically it is the time you need it the most.

Yesterday I decided it was time to revisit my old pregnant friend. She is not finished yet, you're seeing us with all exposed, naked, and definitely without our make-up on...but I was so happy to paint again and I feel eager to see where the painting decides to go this time. She's my Sheherzade for now.......I have to keep coming back each day because I can't wait to see what happens next on the canvas. 

 Added more blue! I love the little reflection inversion that's happening on the land and horizon.

Added more blue! I love the little reflection inversion that's happening on the land and horizon.

Two hopes for you....that you have a chance to revisit an old friend or an old version of yourself and you can celebrate how far you've grown and changed. And I hope you do much better than I did this month with keeping in touch with your inner self.

Any thoughts? Let's get a dialogue going below in the comments.

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