"Growth"-Acrylic and Sumi ink on canvas.
I've been painting up a storm lately, mainly due to a lot of inspiring conversations with my friend and coworker, Jenn. She's been encouraging me to share more of my artwork with her. When I finished this painting last week, I couldn't wait to share it with her, and then with all of you.
However, when it came time to write the blog post, I froze up a little. I tend to share quite a bit of my personal life on my blog, but there's something about sharing artwork that makes me feel so vulnerable. I think what it comes down to is that I feel that because of my job, people have high expectations for my artwork. It's a struggle that I need to overcome, and the only way I can do that is to share and to allow myself to feel vulnerable. Because, as Brene Brown always reminds us, it's when we open ourselves up to vulnerability, we also open ourselves up to the greatest potential for joy.