“Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier & healthier life.” – Germany Kent
Life has a funny way of making you pause when you need to the most. There's only so long you can go running on autopilot, thinking that you can continue to push through piles and piles of stress without consequences. Eventually you have to stop, or you will be stopped...I was. Life gave me the reminder that my health, happiness, and well-being should never be placed on the back-burner. Painting has continued to be my therapy.
My oldest brother has always talked about art being a way for him to travel away from life's difficulties and I'm finding that to be true for me now more than ever. Being able to throw myself into a painting from time to time helps me to just let go of everything and soak in a state of calm for a bit. My most recent project was a portrait that I actually started back in December.
I have a secret. There was actually a time when I HATED painting portraits and refused to do them for people. Portraits honestly scared me because of all the details involved. Fast forward a few years and I LOVE painting portraits for that reason.
Here's a sneak peek but I'm hoping to share the finished painting later this week after it's received by the customer.