|Painting a Love Letter to Myself|
This flu has completely thrown me off track for this project. Today, I am finally feeling like I can function like a real human being again. So, I am picking up where I left off - The Valentine's Day assignment of writing ourselves a love letter. When I read Vivienne's assignment, I knew immediately that I wanted to paint my love letter. I always have layer upon layer in my paintings and I often write myself notes in these layers. You rarely can see my words in the final piece (although sometimes some faint words come through) but I always know they are there and I feel that they infuse the painting with spiritual energy and power. I learned this process from the wonderful Flora Bowley.
Self-love is a big one for me. I feel like it is one of my life's never-ending journeys. Sometimes if feels like a completely foreign land to me. I put on my anthropologist hat and study the people in my life whom I feel really, truly love themselves. How do they do it? How do they always choose their well-being first? What does it feel like in their bodies, to truly love themselves? Sometimes this is helpful, but I am realizing that my self-love is unique to me and is going to look differently than the self-love of anyone else.
|Love Painting Letter to Myself|
This is the Love Painting Letter I wrote to myself. It feels very vulnerable to share it with the world, but it also feels important. I chose to love myself today and to express it in this creative, public way and that feels like a gift.