How this butterfly painting came to life. A story about art and healing.
Wherever life plants you. Bloom with grace. Yes, who’s me? Grace starts at the root of all things. It grows up and out. Stretches deep and wide and back again. It blooms and flows and transforms you with light, healing and hope. It changes everything. EVERYTHING.
Shortly after my father passed in July, I met a friend for dinner. While I waited for her, I was reflecting on some of the big emotions I was experiencing in the moment, journaling and sketching what was on my mind. Sketching and daily painting is real soul work for me. I find healing begins for me in the spaces I give myself to reflect, sketch and write.
This painting manifested itself that day in the threads of thought, emotion and reflection. At the time, I felt it would be the first of many steps I would take towards healing. I am a feeling soul. A person who reflects often on the people, places and spaces I encounter in my life. Through art I find healing, positivity and light.
I believe expressing yourself creatively is a wholehearted way to acknowledge the joys, sorrows and “all the things” that happen in life. It’s where I find my peace! Where do you find yours? I would love to talk about it with you.
Here’s a few images of the creative process, bringing this painting to life:
May this story give you space to reflect today. We are all doing our own soul work, everyday, yes?
I hope that this work will serve as a beacon of light for you or someone you know/love who is in need of a little hope and healing.
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