I have been having arguments with myself about posting this painting as sharing about it is deeply personal. When I see my therapist it is often to seek encouragement and solace and healing from childhood pain (I had a friend who used to call a psychologist a “rent-a-mom” which is pretty accurate). Recently she encouraged me to do a painting of an image that would remind me I am loved and strong and whole, and make copies of it to place around the house for comfort. So I found this photo online and used it as a basis. I do keep it nearby and it does help! Which is very cool. So. There it is, a bit of my own healing process. Thank you for reading this with a caring heart.
artgraf graphite on paper