In The Morning
In The Morning
In The Morning
In The Morning
In The Morning
In The Morning

In The Morning

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Dimensions: 40 x 50 cm
Medium: Acrylic, gesso, and ink on canvas
Year created: 2019
This one is special.

It was the first ever abstract portrait started back in 2019. First painting after becoming a mother. I had a very long break from the studio when my son was born. This work was a new turn in my practice, a timid beginning of a new chapter that I now feel was a turning point.
I had to learn how to work with the creative flow in a completely different way. I always painted into the night, after work, on weekends, the quiet time with no distractions. Becoming a mother changed that. The night time was no longer my time to create. I had no time. I had to learn how to work without inspiration, how to harness the creative drive when I had it (usually in a park pushing the buggy) and then tap back into it when I had a moment alone. The most important of all the new tricks was finding a new balance and figuring out how to be gentle with myself, do the work but also not burn out.

It made me a better painter.

It now reminds me of how far I’ve made it since those early days. How much we can achieve with a bit of determination. A journey of thousand miles that started one morning…