Taking up Space ❤️🙏❤️
Image: Self Portrait, Acrylic paint on canvas paper
Today's portrait happened in true Pisces season fashion... and yes, I DO have conversations like this with my paintings... 🤣
Me: "I'm just going to do something quick today."
Painting: "Hahahaha.... riiiiiight...."
Me: "Ok, face is done... hmmm... what should I do with my hair?"
Painting: "Colorful swoopy shapes."
Me: Shapes are done..."Something doesn't feel finished yet."
Painting: "That's because the swoopy shapes need to be made into feathers. Oh, and I want some gold beads in there too!"
Me: "Uh... okey dokey..."
So my magic hair decided it wanted Shaman feathers and beads. If I was a true rainbow hippie my hair would be this in real life. ALL. THE. COLORS. 😁
In my Facebook travels this morning I came across this passage, and it sums up a lot, so here it is. I'm a change agent, have been all my life, so it's time to truly own it. #chironinaries #chironreturn
“Most of my life has been spent trying to shrink myself. Trying to become smaller. Quieter. Less sensitive. Less opinionated. Less needy. Because I didn’t want to be a burden. I didn’t want to be too much or push people away. I wanted people to like me. I wanted to be cared for and valued. I wanted to be wanted. So for years, I sacrificed myself for the sake of making other people happy. And for years, I suffered. But I’m tired of suffering, and I’m done shrinking. It’s not my job to change who I am in order to become someone else’s idea of a worthwhile human being. I am worthwhile. Not because other people think I am, but because I exist, and therefore I matter. My thoughts matter. My feelings matter. My voice matters. And with or without anyone’s permission or approval, I will continue to be who I am and speak my truth. Even if it makes people angry. Even if it makes them uncomfortable. Even if they choose to leave. I refuse to shrink. I choose to take up space. I choose honor my feelings. I choose to give myself permission to get my needs met. I choose me.”
Sounds for the day: Music & Wine (Th'Attaboy Vocal)
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." —John F. Kennedy