"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.

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"We all have greatness inside us and need only to brave our fears and gain self confidence to take ahold of our energy."            Etsy : GoodVibeGoodies

"We all have greatness inside us and need only to brave our fears and gain self confidence to take ahold of our energy."            Etsy : GoodVibeGoodies

THE PROCESS: splattered food colouring, dots and shapes penciled in, redone in ink, added colour with pencil crayons, outlines thickened.

THE PROCESS: splattered food colouring, dots and shapes penciled in, redone in ink, added colour with pencil crayons, outlines thickened.

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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