Breathe In, Breathe Out…Repeat
43 x 43 x 5.5 cm
Framed in Ash
Acrylic on Artist Quality Cotton
Satin Varnished and with COA
It feels like I’ve been barely able to catch my breath over the last little while. Do you know that feeling? So many things coming at you that you feel like you’ve barely made it up for air when yet another wave of trial comes crashing down? You’ve barely caught your breath before the next wave hits. Sometimes you get swept up in a tidal wave of more than a few waves at once and you wonder how you’ll ever stop from drowning. I was reflecting on these thoughts when I created this painting. But somehow it wasn’t quite ‘finished’ - until I added some trees.
The trees centered it. Stabilized it. Drew focus. Added depth. Just like the coast in reality does that for me. It grounds me. Helps me shift focus. It centres and calms me.
Here along breezy shorelines I’m forced to steady my heart, quieten my mind, and reflect on the beauty that surrounds me. Here under breezy, pretty skies at dusk, watching the waves come and go, resting on grassy banks I feel like I can breathe again. Slowly. Surely. Breathe in…breathe out…repeat.
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