Forever

A reminder that brighter and better days are just ahead! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.
A reminder that brighter and better days are just ahead! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.
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Forever

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A reminder that brighter and better days are just ahead! 

About this print:

  • 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
  • Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
  • Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
  • Does not come with frame

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This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 4/28/2016:

Today was the first day in over a week where I woke up and didn’t immediately feel “sick.” I’m finally on the other side of the mountain and I can remember what being healthy feels like. Isn’t it funny — how when we’re in a valley (whether it be health or sadness or even a creative funk) it’s so hard to remember what “normal” feels like? At least that’s always been the case with me.

It reminds me of 2014 when I found myself suddenly struggling with anxiety, something I had never truly encountered until that time in my life. There were days when my chest was so tight I thought I was having a heart attack. Moments when I’d lay awake in the middle of the night because my mind was racing. And in those first few weeks when I was still coming to terms with that new struggle in my life, the worst moments were when the thought would cross my mind: “Is this what the rest of my life will feel like? Will I ever get back to feeling myself again?”

Now, on the other side, I wish I could go back and tell myself: This won’t last forever.

I wish I could remind myself that the only certain thing about life is that everything is UNCERTAIN. That everything changes. Once I was finally able to let go of that feeling of despair — that feeling that my anxiety would color my experiences FOREVER — that’s when I was able to find hope and actually develop strategies to help me deal with those tendencies. And now I can say that I don’t even think about my anxiety most days.

Whatever your valley is, whether that’s something as innocuous as a cold or something much more debilitating, I think there’s always value in HOPE. Believe that things will change, that a brighter and better day is just around the corner because sometimes that belief in itself is enough to turn it around.