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Abstract Warrior

Painting is art in creation for me. It allows me to bring to life the imagination that ultimately starts in my head. Much like writing and photography it is an outlet for me, a balance to a hectic life that could easily fall into a rut. It is storytelling, something that should speak to you the viewer and stir an emotion that makes you pause for a moment. If I can do that through my art or my writing, then I have made a difference and couldn’t be happier.

My paintings are born from my own life events, from things that inspire me, emotions that stir at me and from phases that I experience, current and past. Because of this they often become very personal to me, even though I often try to portray them on a lighter note, in a corky, playful and silly manner that takes the edge off and makes me smile.

The painting I would like to share with you today came about as I was going through some rough patches. It is named “Warrior Princess” and started as an abstract, just throwing different colors onto the canvas with no particular vision. (Letting out frustration perhaps, painting uncontrolled and outside the lines, in other words making a mess….much like life who is messy at times). Afterwards, I held the multi colored canvas to see what images would emerge and what my imagination could create. I recognized shapes of myself from within all of the colors, some faint and a lot of imagination was needed and some crystal clear and so the outline to my warrior princess was born. 

The deeper meaning of this painting stands for no matter how crazy life can get, how many different things are thrown your way (colors), remember there is always a way and you can always shine through, being that strong warrior princess you are. Xoxoxo.

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Author:

I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

22 thoughts on “Abstract Warrior

  1. I will say that you have a lot of feelings in your drawing for sure, and the colors you choose are for a reason. A lot of people don’t realize that each color stands for something in spiritual world. And that is a whole different story for another day, or even post from myself. But I noticed one thing in your painting a butterfly or that might be a dragonfly, which ever that is, that’s a power statement that your making. And I don’t know if you even know that history between these two spirits, but I am so thankful for every time I see one. But again what a great painting and one day you will see that famous stick figure painting that I have done… Many blessings to you my spiritual friend…

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    1. I don’t know about the meaning of the butterfly and the colors are usually chosen on if they soothe my mind or not. How they compliment each other, bright and playful vs. dreary and drab. So yes they do have a meaning.
      Thanks for your kind words. You’ll have to fill me in the meaning of the butterfly some day.

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  2. Why isn’t there a a heart button? This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Beautiful painting, beautiful message… you inspire me to want to paint again! Got to make time for it! My walls need some color and decor anyway 😉

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  3. I’m in love with this painting! It’s stunning my friend. You are so ridiculously talented on so many levels. Thank you for inspiring me on a night that I really needed it. I would love to have this painting in my room. If it’s OK with you, I’ll save it to my phone and look at it whenever I need reminding that all the strength I need is deep within one’s warrior heart. Have a gorgeous week!

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    1. I would be honored for you to have it my beautiful sister and thank you for your ever so kind spoiling me sweet words. Thank you xoxoxoxo.
      Sending you moondust and magical fairy sprinkles whenever life gets tough. I’m always here, right besides you,

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  4. This has to be one of my all time faves!! Maybe you should consider prints as this speaks to so many people. We all go through those times that we need to be reminded how much of a warrior lives inside us. Yours is strong indeed. I’m thinking back to when we first met and your “vision” that intrigued me 🙂 I like the way you “see ” things

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    1. The vision behind those eyes to the things that make me tick. It’s been a blessing running into you my friend, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. People like you make the difference every day not just for me but for the world. I’m blessed to know you and have you as my friend. That warrior might be strong but it too has moments and you know. Thanks for always being there, a friend who picks me back up when my focus needs redirecting.
      Maybe I should look into prints. I have a lot of research to do of how this works etc. and maybe I could do a Etsy page to start.

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