A reminder to ask yourself: how can I stop fighting this and instead work WITH this change?
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 9/4/2016:
I don’t know about you, but I always go through this weird emotional transition when the summer starts to fade and we move into fall. As much as I love fall, there’s this strange cosmic loss I can sense when the carefree spirit of summer begins to dissolve. Anyone else feel this or is it just me?
All that is to say I was in a really weird mood today. Nothing felt clear to me — what I wanted to do or write or make. I traced this feeling back to the shifting of the seasons and decided that instead of fighting the transition, I could instead embrace the change. Work WITH the change. So I did what I might do in, say, the start of spring or the start of a new year: I cleared the clutter. I cleaned my desk, rearranged my studio, and let go of whatever remnants of this summer’s work was still lingering on my desk.
Surprising, it did the trick! Instead of feeling this weird in between stage where I can still see people playing by the beach but I can also see people posting photos of weekend football games and tailgates, instead of mourning the loss of the summer and gripping onto it for dear life, I’m embracing the change and letting it fuel the next chapter.
Sometimes life’s transitions can leave us feeling emotionally muddled. Unsure of what exactly to feel. When you encounter that feeling, ask yourself: how can I stop fighting this and instead work WITH this change? How can I lean into this fresh set of circumstances?
Still not entirely ready to let go of long summer days and the spirit of summer, but today I realized I’m ready to look ahead to the next season.