Title:

Connect over coffee

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

Before

After

Story

After stopping into Late for the Train on a day trip to Flagstaff to get out of the Tempe heat, and looking around the coffee shop and seeing other art, I was inspired to ask if I could share some of mine. Due to the pandemic, I picked up my paint brush much more consistently and asked if there was a way I could share my art. After showing a few pieces, I was invited to share some of my pieces. I was very excited to have an opportunity to have my first official installation of my art. While I was there, I took some pictures of the tables and atmosphere that could inspire me after I came home. I looked at some of the tables that were on the left wall to get my inspiration for this piece that was to hang over them. As I viewed them, before I began painting, I saw the colors that popped out. I wrote out “Connect Over Coffee” on the canvas. As I began writing those words out, I realized what I was writing was little too large to fit on each line on the canvas. At that point, I needed to let go that it would be perfectly proportionate on the canvas. I could let the perfection story that even that text underneath needed to look great. The beautiful thing about art is that you can let it go and move on. The perfection of the proportions wasn’t there and the story that it had to be “perfect” wasn’t there either. After a long (and quite frankly ongoing) dance with perfectionism, this is a way for me to allow my art to let go of it needing to be perfect and simply allow it to be. The more I embrace my artist, I realize how imperfection IS perfection. I decided to keep the “imperfection” of the piece. I hope as you witness the piece while you are enjoying a hot tea, coffee or work away you connect to yourself in a deeper way that allows you to see the perfection that is already inside you. 

In joy,

Began Painting:

July 26, 2020, 07:30 pm

Words included
on painting:

Connect over coffee

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