I adore this painting. I have adored it since I first saw it on the Somerset Studio mag Cover. It is a mixed media artwork by the very talented artist Anahata Katkin. The word fearless is so powerful, and it is a constant goal that I hold for myself. I've always struggled with shyness, lack of self confidence, and low self esteem, since I was a little girl. Motherhood and Art making have both the catalysts in helping me grow past these boundaries and discovering what my true self could be like free of fear. I am saving up to get a print of this painting. I love it so and it must live in my art space with me.
I am excited to show you a bit more of my painting I did about being fearless. I finally got the time to put all the scans of this large painting together and get a good print of the full painting. I wanted to share her with you this morning.
Dream Flight...Mixed Media Painting done by me...2010
Fear will always be a struggle for me when it comes to pursuing my dreams. When I keep them as just dreams they hold all the potential in the world, and actually trying to make them real can be terrifying. What will happen, will I fail, am I good enough to do this well, will someone else do this better? A million questions plague my mind until I can be paralyzed to make any steps toward reaching my fullest potential. This lovely little girl helps me remember not to let my fear control what I do with my dreams. She encourages me to keep going, because even when you start down the road of achieving a dream, there are tons of bumps along the road and fear starts to creep back in.
I am hoping to get some time in my art making schedule soon and make a couple other friends for her in the same style. I hope she brings you a smile today and helps you release a tightly held dream into the world today. I am off to the printers to see if I can get a large size print made of her to mount on wood! (am really excited about this) Have a happy and blessed day!