Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2016
While painting this, I've been healing a hand I recently fractured. This piece reflects my feelings at the healing process.
It's winter, literally and figuratively. I'm passionate about my career, and I wasn't thrilled at having to take time away from it, but the sun is still shining. There have been unexpected bright spots. Life has become lethargic, but only for a season.
Even though I tend to define myself by my career, I am not what I do. That has been taken from me...what's left? I am redefining myself. I'm focusing in on purpose. The lion is strength. I'm overcoming anxiety, gaining patience and trust that can only be born from experiences and discovering a gratitude for things I wouldn't normally give a second thought to. My body will heal and winter will turn to spring, but these gifts will last a lifetime.
I'm just a small-town girl who likes to draw, paint and indulge her coffee habits. My experience comes from one figure drawing class, an uncountable number of visits to art galleries and shows the where I observe how others do their work, and grandparents who let me know that it was okay to not only to color outside the lines, but to draw my own.