I find myself in my 40’s: 40 x 40 to be exact on this large format original oil painting which dries on my easel. It’s representative of where I am in my life right now: ready to jump in and take some risks, then my mom brain echos worry: will the current be too strong? Do I have the stamina for it? Will I sink or can I float? Oh, I’m going to look like a sopping wet mess. Is anyone willing to jump in with me? “Jump in, the water’s fine” some will say. “Don’t jump, it’s cold in there!” others warn. Not wanting indecision to be the decision as it has been for me so many other times, I plan. I put a toe in, then dangle both feet in and wave them back and forth to cool off. It feels good right here right now.
Then I find my happy place, the place where I stare into the water like I did when I was on vacation and took the photo. I find myself dreaming, relaxing, knowing I am exactly where I’m supposed to be right now.
First image is full image, others are snapshots taken from different angles in the water.
Original Oil on Canvas, available.