Balance is Not Mine

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Balance is Not Mine

95.00

9" x 12" x 0.75", acrlic and pastel on gallery wrapped canvas. Wired and ready to hang. 

Littlest painting of the bunch, but not lacking in truth. Was thinking about a conversation I had with @kellyknagaa week or so ago about balance. Seems like we often tell ourselves that everyone else has it figured out but us and that balance will never be obtained. Or maybe it’s that balance is only achievable if we follow a certain formula, expecting that it’s possible to look the same for our own lives as it looks for others from a distance. We tell ourselves that everyone else has it figured out, that their days are perfect and their time swings between peaceful yoga practices and sun drenched productive studio sessions and 3 course healthy family meals. The truth? The truth is that balance looks different for everyone and that no one has it figured out. As @kellyknaga reminded me, balance often feels more attainable when we are looking at the big picture, not at individual days. Some days are crappy, and chaotic and work is squeezed in and frozen pizzas are pulled out for dinner and a good yoga session isn’t even on our mind. But hopefully those days are also balanced with days (or maybe just hours or moments) that feel utterly blissful. Where we can steal away for a few hours of painting and it flows and feels productive. Hopefully during the time in between we can learn to call out the lies from the truth. That balance might not be ours every hour of every day (and that it’s not that way for anyone else), but that we can find contentment in our big picture.

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