Surrender. I finished this painting last night. This is only a part of it because I had to scan it in pieces and haven’t figured out how to seam them together in Photoshop yet. I had the best time making it. I started it over a month ago, and eventually it evolved into this. The following quote served as part of the inspiration for it.
“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say yes to life-and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”- Eckhart Tolle
Isn’t that beautiful? (And so true.) I think we are all exactly where we are meant to be. By accepting that truth for myself, I am finding beauty in things that I used to fight. The past two nights I have spent in my bedroom/art studio with fall candles burning, good music playing, and art supplies scattered everywhere. It makes my heart so happy and at peace. I love the quiet house and night sky outside my window. I feel most inspired in the middle of the night. The funny thing is that I have been fighting my crazy nightshift schedule for the past two years, but now I am cherishing this time at night to paint. Even five years ago when I worked just a few hours during the day I would stay up late into the night and paint, write, or listen to music because that is when I felt most inspired. Surrendering is humbling and hard sometimes, but also beautiful.