Personal Reflections: Modern love, Vulnerability & Hormones

I have been painting again.
Walls and canvases.
Slow going though since my health
aint been the greatest, but ya know
vulnerability can be powerful.
For artists and non-artists.

It’s true.
Vulnerability is the new self-esteem.

Oh yeah, I was gonna share
some cool modern art I’m crushing on.

I apologize for not remembering to document
the name of the artist(s)…I blame hormones.
I find these happy masterpieces uplifting.

Omg, lookie lookie.
The ‘grocery store’ letter stencils
I have used on so many projects showed up
on the above beauty.

my panel, my photo

photo, Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer – source

Picked up a paintbrush lately?
It really has been good therapy
in addition to tightening my triceps.
I first typed ‘triceratops,’ and it actually
looked right for a second.

You already know what I blame.

Peace to you right where you are.



  1. February 24, 2012 / 2:15 am

    Love the artwork – especially the polka dots and the stripes. So bright and wonderful!

    Check out my latest post, it's about my latest paintings. I don't know about you, but my paintings never work out well unless I'm happy when I start painting.

    Hope you feel more cheery soon!


  2. February 24, 2012 / 2:38 am

    i am always happier with a paintbrush in hand, but nope, anne. sometimes sadness is the starting point for a piece.

    was this post a total downer? i hope not! my health has always had its ups and downs, and i am so grateful for every single day.


  3. February 24, 2012 / 5:20 am

    Why, yes… I have picked up a paint brush lately. I'm re-painting my living room. Not as exciting as a canvas though! Sending good thoughts your way. xo

  4. February 24, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    The artwork looks a lot better then what I've been painting lately….I've painted a door black. Sorry about the hormones and I'm in the same boat. Ya just have to learn to roll with the punches I guess and it does make life interesting.

    Happy Friday!

  5. February 24, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    These are some cool modern art pieces! I want to do something like this someday, in colors i like, but it's HARD to paint abstract paintings! Alot harder than one might think. I'm so glad to hear you have a paintbrush in your hand, it IS good therapy…


  6. February 24, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    oh! What a post and at what time. I was just wondering whether to start painting again! Thanks for the words 'coz I will.

    love your mixmedia Michele. Would love to see something new from you.

    Toodles 🙂

  7. February 24, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    Painting is very therapeutic and you know hos much I love your paintings. 🙂 Your sign is beautiful and I love that you paint with pearls on, makes me want to come hug you. 🙂
    Feel better soon my beachy sista, Spring is around the corner!

  8. February 24, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    Yes! Just finished a ceiling project {pain in the neck} and I laughed out loud with regards to your current state of mind or should I say hormones. I'm with you – check out my witch and dragon slayer post today.


  9. February 24, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    I haven't painted in many years, canvases that is. Maybe when I finish my kitchen reno I'll have time. (Who am I kidding?) I am sending all good thoughts your way.

  10. February 25, 2012 / 1:28 am

    somebody please get me an Eames rocker! love.
    i tell you want, i have rockin' arms from painting and hammering and drilling BUT i really wish those activities would give me a rockin' butt too!
    hope you start feelin' better soon…
    hormones are just evil.

  11. February 25, 2012 / 9:33 am

    Heh, my first thought when I saw the 3rd image was, 'They've used Michele's letter stencils…'

    Sorry you're not feeling fabulous but glad to hear you are channeling all that into creating beauty.

    Feel better soon baby xxx

    PS. "Tightening my triceratops" = lol

  12. February 25, 2012 / 11:08 am

    Hello lovely, so sorry to hear you've not been feeling great, hope you're all better soon! I would love to see your new creations, and I agree, these bright abstracts are so uplifting!

    I decided I would do a romantic painting for a friend's wedding present, and I only have one more month to go before her big day, so hoping to pick up a paintbrush very soon!

    Lots of love to you!

    Meera xx

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