Lately I’ve been trying to get back into a creative mindset and to push myself creatively. I’m trying new mediums and techniques and not allowing myself to get hung up on being “perfect”. I’ve learned over the years that perfection is the killer of art and creativity. But prior to learning this, I wasted so much time being crippled by the worry that I didn’t measure up. Measure up to what exactly, I don’t know exactly. The what isn’t really all that important…at least not to me anymore.
At this point in my life I’ve gotten over that crippling self doubt, I wish I’d done it sooner, but everything we go through in my life makes us who we are today. And today, I am awesome.
Earlier this week I played around with some acrylics, pen & markers and recycled papers to create this piece.
Everyone who sees it asks me why the fox is crying. There is so much in the world to make the fox sad. Deforestation, hunger, judgement, rising sea levels, species extinction, hate, hurt and a loss of dignity.
Wish I could share a happier painting with you, but this is what I had inside that needed to be expressed.