Flying Girl in Stormy Skies, or Breathe
Golden Fluid Acrylic
I really try to practice this. Man, life is bumpy sometimes. And sometimes, there's nothing really wrong going on, but it just gets you anyway. Sometimes you get all caught up inside and twisted around and tense and every bit of energy in the world is trapped inside you and you are left just BUZZING.
That's when I try to remember to breathe.
Just in, just out.
It's surprising how just breathing can help to calm you so you can move forward.
It's surprising how just breathing can release the pent up energy into the world, leaving you calmer, if just for the moment.
This is my second painting in a row with gray skies and a cityscape. Rough times? Well, just your general, you know, state of the world. And a couple of prompts that made me think along these lines. This one came from Jess Gonacha. She asks what we want to let go of and what we want to replace it with. so here's my list.
LET GO OF: impatience with myself, control over everything, my imperfection, S's imperfection, anger and resentment, fears of success, fears of failure, perfectionism, the need to do everything NOW NOW NOW, and working all the time.
LEAVE ROOM FOR: abundance, success, peace, enjoying daily living, playing with my kids, music, experimentation, doing grown up stuff like going out, my novel, faith that I am on the right path.
And yeah, what do I do when I need to let go of the tension or the fears or the past? Release. Breathe out.
Leave some lung space for the good air to come in.
oh yeah, prints are here. And my first original drawing is in the shop, too. Look for more to come.