24x36 acrylic on canvas
I think this painting sums up my 2011 in some ways. It was a year that on some levels seemed uneventful. I often felt like I was just going through the motions this year, and have often felt very unconnected to my spiritual self. I almost felt like my psyche (or soul) had abandoned me. But as 2012 approached and as I was working on this painting a new light is being birthed in me. I can not really described it, but I know there is something re-awakening in me that has been hibernating for awhile.
I am excited for the New Year and the direction that I want to take my art in. I am being drawn to a lot of Christian/Gnostic imagery right now and I plan to mix it up with Pagan myth like I did in this Psyche painting. I have some big plans for paintings, and yet I am going to have less time to paint. I am now working at a Law office part time to make some extra money. I am not happy about the loss of painting time, and yet I feel that making some steady money will take some pressure off of me with my art. I do think when you are a professional artist it is easy to fall into a trap of "painting what you think will sell". I look forward to creating out of a space of love instead out of space of survival issues this year.
I hope you all find that Creative space of love this year. Happy 2012!