The arts have been a major part of my life ever since my earliest memories of drawing, creating handmade cards, writing poetry, and illustrating storybooks. Creativity has also been an outlet for me to express my emotions, from drawing to daily fashion.
“Keeping it simple” is something I try to embody on a daily basis- life is such a complicated journey that it is imperative to stay grounded in order to stay sane. While I used to love more of everything and a variety of anything, today I adore simple beauty and minimalism. I decided not to complicate things and stick with white and gold- less is more.
With every brush stroke, I gained a little bit of strength and began to let go of insecurity, fear, and doubt. A coach of mine once suggested the “post-it practice”- sticking affirmations on your walls or mirror- and ever since I have been mindful of writing down positive thoughts to remind myself every day that I am, indeed, enough.
This coach even put me in a hula-hoop and told me that the only thing I could control what was inside that hula-hoop: me.
Since I began painting I have also been inspired by so many amazing women in my life. Their love has helped me gain confidence and heal, so I have started to make art for them, too.