I am an artist

I am an artist!

This painting is one from the series of paintings I did when I first decided to venture outside of my sketchbook to begin selling my art. 2009!! It’s vintage!

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“I am an artist”, watercolour and ink on paper, 4″ x 6″

It’s #tbt! And time to PAY WHAT YOU WANT.

1. Today only, send me a message telling me one thing about your experience with creating art.

2. Tell me your offer (shipping not included).

3. I will contact you tomorrow!

Spreading the love!

  
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Trust

   
It’s #tbt! And time to PAY WHAT YOU WANT. 
1. Today only, send me a message telling me one thing about trust, as it relates to your life. 

2. Tell me your offer (shipping not included). 

3. I will contact you tomorrow!
“Trust”, watercolour and ink on paper, 18 x 26 cm.

I Create My Life

  
It’s #tbt! I don’t see any reason to hang on to paintings from the past, so I am going to start posting them as PAY WHAT YOU WANT offers. 
1. Today only, send me a message telling me one thing you do to create your life with intention, or how you are intentionally creative. 

2. Tell me your offer (shipping not included). 

3. I will contact you tomorrow! 
“I create”, 18 x 26 cm, acrylic on paper. 

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I am Safe.

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This is my first painting of the year! I like seeing how my drawing practice (see below) is influencing my painting.

•••PAY WHAT YOU WANT (make me an offer in comments or by email to magknit[at]telus[dot]com), today only!
•Shipping not included.
•Owner of the painting will be chosen and contacted tomorrow.
“I am safe” 10″ x 10″

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SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 365: Complete

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I did it! One whole year of writing once a day, every day, about self love. I’m not sure if I am any closer to loving myself than I was on January 1st, and I don’t know how to quantify how I’ve grown from this experience, but it feels good to have stuck with it, to have been creative daily, to have pushed myself to write and share it all publicly, even though I harshly criticize my own work.

I feel happy to have heard from people throughout the year, encouraging me to stick with it, quoting my work when they felt it was meaningful, telling me when something touched them, and above all, letting me know I was heard.

This year’s project is complete. And even if I don’t always feel it, I, too, am complete.

To learn more about the SelfLove365 project, click here.
To join the SelfLove365 project, click here.

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SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 364: Accept

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Sometimes I feel like this self love journey hasn’t helped me one bit. I still struggle, at times, to accept my imperfect body, my inability to always get things done right the first time, and to accept that I am actually loveable and likeable exactly as I am. Often, I find I am more willing to accept my disbelief that I am loveable, my disbelief that I am wanted and desired by my lover, my disbelief that I am perfect as I am: perfectly imperfect.

Why is it so hard for me to move past this disbelief? Because I’ve believed otherwise for 43 years, and my stories have kept me safe from being hurt by others. Why can’t I just let go of the disbelief once and for all? Because I fear that if I say I’m letting go of it, and then it comes back, I will believe I have failed.

Am I willing to suspend my disbelief long enough to allow myself to feel loved by others?
Will I accept that others speak truthfully to me?
Will I accept that I am worthy of love?
Will I accept that I am imperfect?
Will I accept me, as I am, right now?

To learn more about the SelfLove365 project, click here.
To join the SelfLove365 project, click here.