Sale Price of Original: R1900
(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration: artist’s own
ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE
Simple is hard. So hard.
I tried again today with the minimalist flowers and didn’t get it right.. again (in my book).
But I wanted to post it as is anyway (which is k*k hard for me) because above all else this journey has to reflect truth – truth back at me and hopefully some truth for you.
And that is that nobody, and to my knowledge, no artist, gets it right 100% of the time. My innate tendency (through upbringing, learning and life) has been to ‘get it right, fix it, make it better’. But I just don’t wanna anymore. I want to be okay with what is.
Today this painting is my truth. An odd little painting I’m not quite proud of. – but that reflected some bittersweet truth back at me. So I’m leaving it as is, grateful for the lesson.
Not giving up doesn’t mean consistently pushing yourself, unaccepting of your ‘failures’. Thanks to this little painting, I now see it as, accepting what failure looks like, but not letting it stop you from trying again tomorrow. 🌸
Ps: We’ve named the black little kitten Satya, which is sanskrit for ‘truth’. I think he’s already working his dark magic on me.