13/30 - Peony Bouquet

Peony Painting by Kristen Laczi

“Much of our anxiety and stress comes when we’re focused on fear and disconnected from the voice of our inner guide.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

Today's floral painting was quick and playful. I haven't been putting as much time into painting as I think I should be, instead I've been feeling the pull to slow down.

My last collection of seascapes evolved out of a trance. I don’t even really remember creating them, I just know that my brush moved smoothly and freely as if someone was speaking through me. During that time of the release, I was in the best place mentally and spiritually as I started to remember who I truly was, then after the holidays my alignment shifted and I have felt so lost and confused.

In frustration, I turned to podcasts and social media to get inspiration, but none of that worked, it only made it worse. So the past couple of weeks I have been taking a couple steps back, spending less time scrolling and once again being intentional with what I absorb. Instead of listening to business/art podcasts I’ve been listening to motivational speakers, instead of pinterest I’ve been finding inspiration outdoors, instead of listening to loud music I’ve been meditating.

Everything that I need to know is within. Everything that I long to be and share with the world will unfold naturally, if I let it. So today’s painting was just for fun. I didn’t expect myself to create a finished product, I just let it flow and let it be.

Floral Painting 13/30
Peony Bouquet
Acrylic on Paper