Open 2


Open 2

12.50 25.00

A reminder that the right thing is rarely the easy thing but it's always the right thing.

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 10/17/2016:

During my time away, while floating across the shallow crystal blue water outside our bungalow, this is the mantra that revealed itself to me over and over and over again. It's the same one that I repeated to myself calmly and like a spell of protection when we encountered unpleasant turbulence on the flight home and I could feel myself tensing up all over. ⠀

"Open mind. Open heart. Open hands." Simple and powerful. ⠀ ** Open mind: Ready to change perspectives and change perceptions. Willing to entertain the seemingly unlikely. Fierce in my beliefs but flexible enough to evolve. ⠀

** Open heart: Leading with love. Showing my truth honestly and bravely to myself and others. Laying out my emotions authentically in the hopes of connecting with the world around me. ⠀

** Open hands: Willing to receive whatever opportunities come to me, but also keeping my palm unclenched, ready to release whatever no longer serves my truest sense of self. ⠀

After a lot of thought, it's with open hands that I decide to wrap up my #AbstractAffirmationsDaily project. The daily painting has taught me what I hoped to learn, but now the daily practice has tipped in favor of a rigid parameters and no longer a free space to create. Don't worry! I'll continue to share art and words here, just in a less formal, daily project. I'll do one last #MVArtShop sale starting THIS FRIDAY and will close out this week with some of my favorite paintings reimagined. I'll also be sharing a much longer piece detailing my decision to cut this year's project short, but the gist of it is this: at whatever point your pursuits become more about keeping up appearances and less about what truly lights you up, it's time to let go. The right thing is rarely the easy thing but it's always the right thing. 😉