Because all we need is love
I love painting intuitively. Often, I start by picking up a bunch of different kinds of paints – heavy bodied, inks, fluids – in a variety of colors. I always have a variety of mark making tools on my table, ranging from brushes and pencils, to catalyst blades, palette knives and my fingers; and a variety of mixed media supplies like colored pencils, oil pastels.
Just throwing everything together, following my impulse, and seeing what arises brings me immense joy. Like on this piece – finding those little hearts within the layers of paint, and then noticing so many more abstract heart shapes peeking out throughout this piece.
Do you see them too?
Having navigated through a harrowing second wave of the pandemic in India, this was just the balm that my raw and aching heart needed.
If you’re still feeling raw – for any reason – here are some gentle, creative invitations that should offer a balm for your aching heart. <3
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