Self portrait

I have been trying to channel my passion for art by making art every day. I decided to do this for several reasons. The first reason was because of the pain…yes the pain. I have been in excruciating pain for two months in my left arm and shoulder. The pain has come from nerve damage and herniated discs. I wanted to avoid pain medicine as much as possible so I started back on my art again as it gets my mind off my condition. The second reason is because I have always had a passion for art. But unfortunately after being a mother and working, I slowly got out of it and regretted it ever since.

Well today I painted a self portrait. As I painted it, all the pain I was experiencing lessened and I knew I didnt want to stop making art. I wanted to paint my face like what the pain made me feel like. I wanted to document my journey through this. In a way it helped me to let go. I wanted it to inspire others who might be going through the same situation.

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