Yesterday was the FINAL step to releasing the past.
Every remnant of material objects are gone.
Today is the FIRST step of starting fresh and beginning a new journey.
From Out of the Darkness
Loss is a natural part of life, but sometimes it can be hard to let go and move on. Whether losing a loved one, ending a romantic relationship or just losing touch with a friend we all need to go through the process of accepting what’s happened and move on.
I am often asked what is my process when I begin a painting? Where do I get my ideas? I am now ready to share a glimpse into my world.
From Out of the Darkness was painted during the loss of a romantic relationship. A loss that felt like death as I had no other option but to remove myself from this situation...as if they no longer existed. Remove myself from someone I loved so very deeply in order to save me.
"Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness." - Julia Cameron
Sketching was my way of releasing and expressing my hurt, pain, anger and sadness. It is my form of healing. With just a few lines and scribbles it tells a story of the grief and loss. It documents these feelings so that when I am ready to put this expression on canvas I can be brought back to that pain. What amazes me every time is that from pain comes beauty. A spiritual healing for me but also for those who are viewing it.
My intention is that these paintings can be used as a tool for healing the soul, as it is from my soul that I visualize, perceive energies, and then create art from that space.
Soulmates come in many forms and in this case I was taught many valuable lessons by living in an unhealthy environment. Thankfully, from darkness comes light. From out of the darkness comes strength, unconditional love, giving without expectation and gaining the strength I have never known possible. I thank you for teaching me these valuable lessons without ever knowing. I was able to see love, light and hope even within continual darkness.
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”
To all my beautiful friends, my angels in disguise, my soul sisters who have given their love unconditionally without question, offering guidance or just the gift of listening. Who continue to help me through the journey to find my way back to me. Stephanie, Joanne, Shelly, Helene, Paula, Mary, Rossalyn, Allyson, Danette, Tracey, Holly and Colette. Thank you.