I just painted my mother… oh my goodness…
I was in the middle of three other paintings, and I felt nothing for working on them…then, all of a sudden I saw a black-and-white photo of my mother I’ve been saving…
I quickly clipped it up on my sketchpad and within ten minutes I had a nearly erase-free drawing I could begin with…
I transferred it (very old-fashioned lightbox method), to a piece of watercolor paper, and just started painting. I just wanted to…just felt it. It was on my wall in a frame by the next day… in colors I’d made up.
Way more delicate than my usual style… –
So… How are you living your life?
I wish to live mine moment-by-moment like this every single day.
Not just about painting, but about everything!
I feel like walking my dog, I walk my dog. I feel like eating, I eat. I feel like going to a movie, I suggest we go to a movie, I feel like dancing, I dance…
I want to work really really really hard writing an essay and getting sales pages and landing pages and all of that created, I begin that happening.
I want to talk to my amazing team of Rori Raye coaches on Siren School – I begin to write an email….
This is more than “freedom.”
This is operating from Desire.
Not from the big huge Desires that we can visualize and feel but then have so much trouble breaking down into little steps we can do…
This is starting from a Desire to do one tiny, simple baby step. If I had thought about the end result of this painting I never would’ve pulled out the first piece of paper.
If you want to start living from here… You can.
Here’s a comment I received on Instagram:
This is a wonderful painting! And she looks like Marilyn Monroe!
Art is so soothing. She looks like Marilyn Monroe..
Omg … as gorgeous as Maryline Monroe ! Wow….
I wrote back:
She did look like Marilyn! My mother was an actress and singer when she was young…the style of hair is so recognizable…she had a real sensuality about her – I wonder how she was able to naturally let loose, while I was so bound up for most of my life….