This is a new art piece that I just finished. When I started it, it was going to be something beachy-the background is full of beachy blues. I was still in beach mode after having just returned from our Mission Beach vacation-Take Two. The problem was, this painting did not want to be a beachy thing...it had something very clear to tell me....starting with big green circles????? So I let it and it told me that it's time to choose JOY. The thing with joy is that it is a choice-always. Even in the midst of my aching heart, I can still choose JOY. It is possible to live with both until the healing is done. In fact the JOY is necessary for the healing, so I will keep looking for it everyday and keep painting it when it needs to be painted. Eventually, I will be able to think of Steve and feel the JOY of having known him-but not yet.
Turns out I love this painting because it is so joyful, whimsical and big (24 x 36)....kinda how life should be. Don't ya think?