Painting pictures was never my thing, at least that is what I thought. I really never had any desire to paint "something". I like to play with paint, add charcoal, mixed different kinds of paint, add paper and other elements, make a mess, a background to collage over and under! Now that to me is my kind of painting. However the other night (maybe a week or so ago) I was creating a background on an old book cover for a new collage and I saw these flowers in it. I drew around them, colored them in, shaded and there was created "flowers in the forest". I posted it on an earlier blog and also used it for my blog header.
With that said, last night I was working on the background, again on an old book cover, for some kind of mixed media project with my dragonfly collage. I got the background done and I saw a face, then I saw this girl emerging. I took my charcoal pencil and outlined what I saw...there she was...coming out with barely visible wings carrying her along. I just added a little watered down color to bring out her figure and her hair.
So here is she is, "breaking free". I think this is myself and other women who are emerging into our true being; our passion, our creativity and our purpose. I know for me I had to break free from so much to be where I am now.
I wanted to share as this is not what I normally do in the way of art. Finding life in what I thought was just a fun, messy background has surprised me twice. Both have touched my heart and soul.
I know, right now, I am breaking free of fear, rejection and my own self doubts about what I can really do. I am coming into life again and it feels wonderful. Is there anything you are breaking free from? What are you emerging into?