Ever since our trip to the river I can’t stop dreaming of my siren girl.

I usually only post one photo a day, which means that many times I have to choose between multiple shots I love. It bothers me that those extra shots go on my hard drive to die. This photo from last weekend has been on my mind all week and I wanted to share it. → Peter Schweitzer

This painting recently finished is super symbolic to me <3
I’m calling it “Awakening”.
It references another painting I did in college entitled, “Awaiting the Awakening”. When I created that painting 4 years ago, I was going through a hard time. I was being broken down so much by art school critics/ teachers/peers to the point where I didn’t think I was meant to be an artist– which was my dream all my life since I was 4 yrs old. For the first time ever, I didn’t see a future that I liked. I was so lost, I didn’t know who I was anymore, or what I was meant to be. & then I painted “Awaiting the Awakening.”
And this year, since being out of college for 2 years, and surrounding myself with positive people who encourage me to embrace in & believe in who I am– my family, boyfriend, friends… I feel like these past 2 years, I found myself; I found love and found my passion again. Through striving for a lifestyle of love & positivity both within & all around me, I found my “Awakening”.