Saturday, January 7, 2017

Notes to my Teenage Self

I started this painting with the intention of letting go of parts of me and my life that were no longer serving me well. It quickly became a nurturing piece feeding the soul of my teenage self. I suppose letting go of things needed to start there. It's filled with words of wisdom, encouragement, and love for a seventeen year old who had just lost her grandmother. Though my outside appearance at that age absolutely did not look like this, the girl in the painting is a 17 year old representation of what I look like today.

I placed this painting on top of the piano my mother recently gave me. It had been my grandmother's. It felt right.

"Notes to my Teenage Self"
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This painting was inspired by a class taught by Tamara Laporte.


  1. Oh, what a sweet story... and a beautiful painting!

    1. Thank you so much, Chris! I think my grandmother would love it.

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