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.
When I think of the word "simplify," what comes up for me is managing to declutter a space and, more importantly, my mind.
The former is fine since I enjoy finding creative ways to keep a space clutter-free and organized. But, the latter is challenging since it takes deeper work to escape from the internal chatter. I have not found the best way to tune them down yet, but in the past six months, I embraced three things I wanted to stay connected to regularly in my life. They are showing up in my studio, journaling my thoughts and writing about my work, and going to CrossFit three times a week for an hour with my husband.
Mixed Media on cradled board
12" H X 12" 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.