Currently I am working on an altered book about Jack the Ripper and this will take a while as I want to make an entire journal book of it (I will post the cover in one of the next days).
So today I take a view back to the past and will share my first acrylic painting with you. I worked with acrylics in school before, but this is the first painting I made at home.
As I was becoming ill I started drawing and painting with watercolors again and one day my Dad called me and said "I´m just standing in front of a set of acrylics and an easel and I would like to buy it for you. What do you think?"
That was so very cute of my beloved Dad, who knew that I´m struggling cause I have to stay at home for the most of my time and he wanted to make me happy!
That was the day my wonderful journey with colors began. Right at this evening I started to paint and "Frida" was finished only two days later. She have been always my favorite artist and became even more important to me since I am not healthy anymore. Frida Kahlo had to deal with a hard condition herself and she never gave up being creative. With her art she wrote history. The history of a very strong, brave and courageous woman. She´s my hero.
It is not my best one of course as it was my first try, but I like it, cause it was the beginning of my work with acrylics.
Painting always helps me a lot to deal with my condition. It´s something I can do in my comfy home, it´s a way to express myself and I´m finding much joy in it. It´s calming to me and lifts me up very much.
Creativity is magic!
Hope you have all a wonderful week.
Mahalo ~ Bettina
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