Nurturing is cultivating and fostering relationships and connections within ourselves. When we take steps to care for ourselves, we gain the strength to care for others.
Women have the gift of being natural nurturers who can multitask by juggling the roles they identify in family, career, and community. However, deep down in their conscience, they long for tranquility and moments of peace but often turn it down.
Women often downplay to prioritize self-care or well-being because they feel obligated to provide care and support to others and shy away from setting boundaries.
In many instances, they find it difficult to say it's okay to take a break, it's okay to ask for help, or it's okay to indulge in self-care because they feel guilty.
As a woman, a mother, a wife, an artist, and various roles that I identify myself in my family and community, I honor my self-care time through art making.
I make art to find my inner peace, and I hope others will experience it through my art.
We need both structure and freedom to keep our sanity in check. Too much control or freedom creates an off-balance.
However, the constant shift we experience between order and disorder makes our lives interesting. They coexist with each other. It's a vicious cycle.
How do we find “harmony within” between the energy of order and disorder?
Do we value nurturing ourSelf?
One of the ways I nurture mySelf is through my art practice. It allows me to process and express my negative and positive emotions and helps me find my center.
Mixed Media on cradled board
8" H X 8" W X 2" D
The artwork is original and signed. The painting is varnished for protection, wired, and ready to hang. No framing is required.