Dear Mean Girl,
You are that nasty voice inside my head that lies to me - my inner critic.
You tell me that I am ugly, unworthy, unsuccessful, untalented, uncreative and not artistic.
You tell me that people will laugh at my paintings, and that they are not good enough to sell, that no one will buy them, so why waste my time painting them.
You are wrong and it is time for you to stop.
I will not be listening to you anymore.
Please leave my head.
Mean Girl, Mixed Media, 61cm x 76cm or 24" x 30"
You are beautiful, brave and bold.
You are strong, successful and confident.
You are worthy of love, happiness and friendship.
You are artistic, creative and talented.
You are a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.
You light up the world with your smile and laughter.
You are blessed.
Big love and bear hugs
from the Nice Girl
inside your heart.
Nice Girl, Mixed Media, 61cm x 76cm or 24" x 30"
I finished the Girls today at the painting workshop and am pleased with them even though the mean girl inside me points out all their imperfections. When I'm able to be parted with them they'll be sold together as a diptych.
I also finished this abstract I've been working on - I rarely do totally abstract works and I really love the colours in this one. A challenge for further works is to use a monochromatic or neutral colour scheme - something which I may have mentioned months ago.
Under the Sea, Mixed Media, 61cm x 61cm
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