"Hello, it's nice to meet you," I said to myself.
No guidelines from school projects. No restrictions from job related work. Just me, my mind, unleashed.
"We all have greatness inside us and need only to brave our fears
and gain the self confidence to take a hold of our energy."
It began on December 27th in the year 2012.
On a day when everything seemed to go wrong, even though I tried my damnedest to stay positive.
After a long afternoon, I decided to take a shower in attempt to wash those bad vibes away.
As the steam rose from the tub, the relaxing mist soon turned into the formation of storm clouds.
I could hear the phone ringing, "If it's important, they'll leave a message", I thought. It rang again, "Hmm..".
Ringing, ringing, ringing - it wouldn't stop.
At this rate, negative thoughts started to get the best of me and my mind spiraled into thoughts of my mother calling to say grandma had taken a turn for the worst (luckily this was not the case).
It was my other half, worried that I hadn't called him since arriving home from work, but it was enough to push me over the edge. We argued, I cried, I was overwhelmed and quite frankly,
I wanted to destroy something beautiful.
"Enough of this, let's put this emotion to good use," I told myself, "Let's try something new.".
I filled a small spray bottle with water and food colouring and began to douse a page in my sketchbook.
I ripped it out. Started another. Spraying blue and pink. "Screw it," I grabbed the bottle of food colouring and dropped green and yellow splotches over top the speckled background. I paused.
... and then I saw it... flowers of bright sunshine yellow and leaves like the green, green grass.
I paused... and went for my pencil and ink, the journey had begun.
- born straight from the depths of my soul, over a course of 3 days, my first 'authentically me' art piece -
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