A study in severity, and softness, sentiment, and novelty. Dark and light, pushing and pulling together. Harmonizing. An abandonment from the every day; welcoming a different perspective and responding.
Energetic. Vibrant. Open. Wild. You can feel the warmth. You’ve worked hard to take back the strength. Feeling connected to yourself for the first time in a long time. You have made yourself vulnerable, and you are confident, and glowing on the inside. Raw beauty.
If you listened, you would know. If you watched, you would know. It is such a force, being a woman. Moving, learning, falling, redoing, chasing, trying again. Smart, intelligent, beautiful, sensual. Don’t be too much. Don’t be too little. Don’t be too expressive. Don’t be too quiet. Do you know that we just want to be?
Collecting the pieces, to form a new shape. Some are big, transformative, and loud. Others are subtle, and move with your every breath. There is weight here, and presence, and the time taken to form the new picture is significant.
A love of the elaborate. Unabashedly expressive, in both body and mind. No longer feeling the need to minimize, or hide, your lush and grand nature. All of the pieces, fitting into one. Comfortable with yourself, your thoughts, where you were, and where now you excitedly run forward to.
She will no longer hide in the shadows. The purest expression of the self, for all of its boldness and authenticity. Asking, showing, and not necessarily receiving. Understanding what it is that she needs. The soul laid bare, she has learned what makes her warm and comfortable.
Wanting it so badly, but having to wait. Keeping calm and quiet, and yet clear and unabashed about your expectations. Knowing that one day you can feel it. The excitement of waiting creates a familiar energy that you work to restrain.
So many choices seem meant for you, but only you knows which ones are good for you. Every day, a simple choice can change the entire trajectory. Growing an appreciation for choices on all aspects of the spectrum…often the one’s deemed bad are the most soul-satisfying.
You lay it bare. No more filters. No more covers. You know exactly what you want, and you are not afraid to admit it. Your feelings are raw, and for the first time you are comfortable. You are exposed.
The chaos around you swirls; doubt is the strongest energy. In the core, trust resonates and magnifies, creating a deep understanding of where the path is going. It is dynamic and joyous, so trust the process.
Nothing stays the same. Across the world, all four corners are different in every element of design. The spice of life. The love of variety and accepting the individuality in all of us. No two are the same.
You are in the moment, relishing it, enjoying it, comfortable with it. And then it changes. Paths diverge. Minds wander and wish for more. At an intersection between was and will be; slight misdirection, but still in keeping with the ultimate goal.
The second iteration of this canvas representing a willingness to change. If it does not move you in some way, you need to replace and redesign. A change of technique embraced, this canvas also represents duality.
Appreciating the value of time, and the acknowledgement of how good something is after taking a long break from it. A visceral need; sometimes the absence of something is more important than its tactile existence. Recognizing the thing that you’ve yearned for all of those years, and honouring it going forward, forever.