Let go. Trust and surrender. “The moment of surrender is not when life is over. It’s when it begins.” Marianne Williamson
A hot air balloon starts tethered to the ground, but once it is untied, things start to unfold the way they are supposed to. When it’s let go, the balloon soars and flies.
The first time I painted hot air balloons was in my high school art class. It was an independent study, so I could paint whatever I wanted. This was when I started experimenting with texture- I glued string to the canvas and I remember it kept falling off.
I love the texture on this piece. This was the texture I was trying to achieve in high school, but had not figured out how to do it yet.
I have painted off and on my whole life, but I have never felt comfortable claiming the title “artist.” I have dealt with my fair share of imposter lmk syndrome and feelings of not being good enough, but I’m learning how to overcome it and stop overthinking. I’m learning to let go of those limiting beliefs that keep me tethered.
Because just like the hot air balloon, when we let go and surrender, things unfold naturally and beautifully.