When I signed up for my friend Annamieka’s Let’s Go Deep program late last year (you can read more about my decision here), my creative soul was in deep need of rejuvenation. Leading up to starting the program, I had slowly quieted my life, including quitting social media, not over-booking/working, retiring all of my ecources (yes, all!), and generally getting my life as simplified as possible during pandemic times. It had been a long long time since I just simply painted and I was so ready to embark on a new creative journey. And I was super excited to take off my teacher/boss hat and put on my student hat.
I wasn’t sure what would come out of me, but I knew I wanted to explore painting big, painting new imagery, new colors, new textures, and more.
Above is the first painting I created while working The Let’s Go Deep program. It’s big at 5′ x 2.5′.
I’m having FUN.
I’m getting loose.
Back in the early years of my creative journey, I recall a lovely distinct feeling. Part exhilaration. Part frightening. Part vulnerable. Part kid on a Christmas morning.
This is what this is feeling like. I have missed this feeling. And it feels really wonderful to nurture her again.
Also, flowers, please.
Forever and amen.
xoxoxoxoxo, Kelly Rae