I have so much I could say about the woman behind this inner beauty capture. I must say every time I do one of these, my heart expands and grows. How do I translate what I see and hear about a person? How do I take the wealth of emotions, stories, colors and capture it...lock it down for a single moment in time?
I don't know that I can fully explain the process I go through to arrive at the final place I do with these works. How do I know when I have it? How do I know I've listened well? How do I choose...Well I don't really choose. The process seems to choose me. I suppose it's a collaboration of sorts. When someone is all in for expressing their heart, as this beautiful woman was, it gives me such a freedom to create and share with them exactly what I saw in their beautiful vulnerability.
This woman is no exception to living full with love in her heart and determination to live life to the fullest. She has a heart as vast and deep as the ocean. She loves people deeply and cares more than ever about each person that comes into her life.
I want this woman to see and know that her sparkle, her beauty, her beautiful heart fills this world with such a glow, much like the sunset spreads it's beauty and grace upon the earth every night.
Her zest for life and enjoying the good things in life, even when life throws its punches at her are why we are drawn to her. She carries her friends and families trials as they are her very own. This brings me to the part where I hope she really pays attention. This world needs more people who feel and care about others hardships and struggles like they were their own. No judging just open arms saying I'm here no matter what. She brings such a reassurance to those around her. Honestly, I believe that the people she is close to love her because she believes in them and we all need someone like that in our life. Don't we?
I hope she always shines her light and knows she is loved and matters.
*As always there is a playlist that these beautiful souls share with me. I believe music reflects our personal rhythm, our love, our sorrow, our struggle. It embodies who we are on a deeper inner level. It reveals a lot in my opinion. Here were a few of the selections I enjoyed connecting with while working on this piece:
What a Wonderful Worldby Louis Armstrong
All About That Bass, Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor
A Musical Affairby lL Divo