This painting started off as a response to how I have been feeling lately ~ stressed! I’ve been putting a lot of pressure on myself to push myself more in all areas of my life and I knew what I really needed was to relax.
It’s funny how paintings come to me, I’m not much of a sketcher, although I’d like to be. No my paintings usually come to me as a vision in my mind, I see what I want to paint, how I want it to look and then I go straight to my canvas and draw it out, then paint it.
Well this painting was no different, I knew I wanted to create a totally relaxed scene, a place of calm. I think I captured it with my latest character ‘Millie’ relaxing after a long day in her favourite place. I’m really enjoying seeing this character evolve and am sure there will be more of her in the future.
Originally I was going to call this painting ‘relax’ since that was my message, however today I’ve realised that it is so much more than that. It’s about how blessed we all are with what we already have. It is so easy to strive for more thinking we need this or that but if we stop and breathe we realise we have everything we need right now. Reminding myself of this I now feel so at peace, so relaxed and actually so very happy.
So remember this today ‘You Have All You Need’
Thank you to everyone who entered my contest, your ideas are amazing and I will be considering all of them. I picked a number at random from number generator..
And the winner is….
Karla! Congratulations you win a print of your choice from my Etsy store.
Have a blessed day!