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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.


Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

22 thoughts on “Abstract Warrior

    1. Wow that is so sweet, thank you Cheila. I did have people ask me in the past if I would consider selling and what an amazing compliment it is to me for somebody would actually consider buying my art. Hugs xo

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  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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