It’s time I shared this.
This was the last painting I created in 2016 when I graduated college. It was an idea that came to me as I tried completing a different project, and I rolled with it. While I completed this piece, I remember learning a lot about myself.
One thing I learned was how bad of a procrastinator I was. This piece is 18inx24in. Completing art of that size is not a 2 hour time commitment, rather a full blown Season or two of a Netflix original.
I’m certain this particular idea came from the scene/song from Disney’s “Pocahontas.” However, the meaning behind the piece was directly correlated with the happenings of my life at the time.
“Winds of Change” was representative of my graduating college, moving back home, getting a new job, and among other things the impending loss of my grandmother. It was a time in my life that I distinctly remember feeling a shift in almost every area of my life.
Upon my arrival home, nothing went as planned and the changes I had anticipated were actually much more difficult than I ever could’ve expected.
Life as I know it is changing again! I just got married and while nothing feels different, everything has changed. My goal is to match this change and raise it with intention. This coming year, I plan to set goals and achieve them in many areas of my life. My future children deserve the best version of myself I can be.
Did you happen to notice those colorful leaves weaving in and out of the picture? What about the horse wildly racing or the human looking very cognitively inept? Do you see meaning in all of this?
For me, it is a cross of my wild-side and my logical side pulling me in different directions. The leaves are weaving with no real sense of direction except to pull those two sides together. The only color on the scene is the leaves- why? Because the changes coming in my life are going to be met with positivity, openness, and ambition.
PS: If you can sing with all the voices of the mountain and paint with all the colors of the wind, you shouldn’t have any trouble understanding this post and setting up a list of colorful leaves you’d like to see in your life this year.