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Looking for beauty in all the right places...
Behind the scenes of each image you can find a piece of a person’s soul.
It’s really not all glitz and glamour.
Most of the time, if not all, it’s old fashioned dedication and the will to keep going.
I hate the phrase: “if you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life”. What a lie!
If you love what you do, you work your butt off to make things happen!
You even work in your sleep because you can’t get that next idea or experiment out of your head and into reality soon enough.
You invest time.
You invest money.
You invest energy.
You invest pieces of yourself, especially as an artist.
TheraPaint isn’t work but I do work at it.
I work at it so that it can work on me.
TheraPaint is not a business for profit.
It is a means of getting through rehabilitation while the rest of life is put on hold.
Obviously, I do need to sell some so that I can afford to make more; and it is quite fascinating to me when people can connect with a piece.
Painting has been a sanctuary to escape to; a coping mechanism to help me during this process of recovery.
These pieces are a part of my hope,
my most inner pain,
my most inner joy.
Each painting is a manifesto.
As much as I love this, it does take just about every part of me to make each one.
With that, I need time to rest so I can come back to making more.
I’ve been on quite a painting break and I abhor that but it’s best to listen to my physical being so that when the time does come again to give that canvas my all, it can be a sweet moment. #ink #watercolor #architecture #therapy #detroitartist #blog #handmade #modern #blogger #fluidart #acrylicpour #madeindetroit #vsco #therapaint #vscocam #artwork #display #interiorart #artspace #photography #gallery #abstractart #art #abstractpainting #detroit