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I love using my stencils as my guide. It just makes things go so fast and helps me to not think too much. I can get my idea and outline and then fill in with painterly strokes. I really get lost in the process. The background full of texture and crackle with the vintage papers peeking through really add so much to the final look and feel of this piece.
Today the “be kind” was inspired by so many things… It’s really two parts. One, how being kind I truly believe can change someone’s life and two, how being kind to ourselves begins the process of being kind to others.
This week was crazy and I found myself belittling my self and saying the worst things to me. I was getting angry and grumpy and my words and actions did not match my soul. I had to put myself in time out and go back and replace the bad language with some comforting and nurturing words. I went to my journal where I have a list of words that describe who I am and who I desire to be in case I forget, which can be often. I re-read them and rewrote them. This is my practice and I just want to encourage you to be kind to yourself. To not be afraid to say to yourself how beautiful you are, how smart you are, how creative you are. It’s not pride, it soul care and it’s so important. Because if we can’t be kind to ourselves, how can we be kind to others? I share more about it in the video.
Supplies used: Americana premium paints, Deco art media matte medium, gesso, modeling paste and crackle paint, Americana glazing medium, charcoal pencil, Americana fluid acrylic in raw umber and Americana craft paint in seabreeze. Vintage papers
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