I am at the moment in Boston for a little vacation. Stopping for a few days made me realize how lucky I am to earn a living with my passion. I still can’t believe I can paint freely everyday. •
Although I work very hard and try to evolve and progress as a painter, I have this voice in my head constantly telling me that it will come to an end soon and I will have to work a job I hate because «why would I have this chance anyway ?». At first I tried to tell that voice to “shut up” but it wasn’t really working. I sat down a few times to understand why I had this unnecessary fear and it is slowly starting to be more silent. I wrote down the reasons (that were completely stupid) and realized how I was focused on things that don’t matter at all.
I want to focus on every moment and stop feeling guilty or feeling like I am not at the right place for some reason. The only thing that truly matters even if at some point I have to work a job I truly hate is to have the same love and passion for visual arts and painting and to be able to nourish it ✨
Does this feel familiar ? If yes, how do you tackle your fears ? •
Chez @atelierevablanca 💕
Merci @andreanne_gauthier pour ce portrait ❤️ J’ai eu la chance de rencontrer Andréanne grâce à @valchevalier il y a quelques mois 💕 Andréanne a un talent extraordinaire. Lorsqu’elle photographie elle est complètement dans son élément et c’est si beau à voir. Elle oublie même qu’il y a des choses ou des gens autour d’elle tellement elle est captivée. ❤️
Isn’t it amazing that dogs have been friends with humans, attaching themselves to us as early as 12,000 years ago ? 🐶 Dogs have been present everywhere in art, from hunting scenes in the middle ages to portrait of lap dogs in the 19 century. They have been the subject of David Hockney, (he did hundreds of portraits of his two dachshunds), Picasso and his dog Lump or William Wegman and his Weimaraners 🐶❤️ As painting can get lonely sometimes having a furry friend is simply magical ✨
Un (autre) gros coup de cœur pour ce poème par @satsukishibuya J’accompagne ce poème avec “Far away” techniques Mixtes sur papier ✨
Expanding our hearts,
we keep trying, trying, trying.
Nothing seems to be fitting right.
Paint by numbers,
square by square,
quadrant by quadrant,
yet we want to break free,
express our hearts,
be seen for “me”.
But what is “me”?
Is it this façade that others deem,
with delight saying,
“Yes, you are thee.”?
We nod, we agree,
we disagree, we are not the pedigree,
of this or any one thing,
uneasy by the mere fact of,
not having control over what another may think.
But, why should any of that matter,
when what we do has no barring on
who we are or what we believe?
The carrier of truth.
The expression of soul.
The wonderment of life.
Yes, yes, yes.
All these things and more,
but these are not labels,
these are truths,
only lie dormant within,
awakening but a mere sound,
to the thump-thump-thump of a heart excited,
to learn the essence of one’s being,
found in the very thing we have been pondering,
the very thing we have been questioning.
in the moments when we live,
doing — what we love most.
It’s been an amazing week working on this large piece ✨. I still have some work do to but I thought I’d show you the progress from my last photo. ✨You can swipe to see previous photos. Have a great Saturday 😀❤️
This feeling when suddenly a painting is there and it works. It floats free and it feels right. You can just walk away and feel this immense sense of relief. You go back to your other occupations and have this sort of peaceful few hours.
C’est si différent de travailler sur papier. J’adore les textures que j’arrive à obtenir. À chaque fois je suis surprise et fascinée par la réaction du papier face à l’eau et aux pigments. ✍🏼 #doitfortheprocess
@thisisdru and I met at @westelmmtl two years ago. He asked me to create a large painting for his amazing apartment in New York. I love this photo so much Dru and I am so happy you trusted me for this commission 💕!!