Thursday, July 31, 2014

Authentic Truth

She started out as a pencil drawing on 9" x 12" water color paper and that was all she was intended to be.  I even went so far to spray fixative on her so whatever I had drawn could not be removed.  But I couldn't let her go.  I continued to add details and slowly I began to know that she was going to be more.  She was destined to deliver this message.  Not sure why, I'm just going with it and following my gut instinct.  Could be I was needing to express myself and this is how it came out.  I do know it is an important message.  I strive daily, to the best of my ability,  to be my authentic self.  Heck...some days are better than others. (**wink**wink**)  

Anyway, I wanted to show you how she evolved within the past 2 days.  She was just a simple pencil drawing on watercolor paper.
Then I knew she was meant to be more.  I attached the watercolor paper to a gallery wrapped canvas and added soft colors.  The colors were pleasing to me but I felt they needed to be bolder to stand up to the message she was delivering.
I got bold and added more intense colors,  more texture,  defined her features, and I intensified the border. 
As I am writing this, I am realizing that is how our lives are.   I know at many times in my life I have felt like a simple pencil drawing and not, sometimes, I feel bold enough to carry a powerful message.  There has been many changes within me, just like this piece of art.

I hope I'm not freaking anybody out with my metamorphosis comparison.  I am only trying to be authentic in writing what I am feeling.  Just know I'm smiling on the inside because this is stepping out of my comfort zone and when I press publish, I will have to resist the urge to re-write some of this post or to delete it all together.

ADVERTISEMENT:  She will be part of my "Simple Truth/Simple Remiders" series and is on sale at my on-line store.

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