Sometimes you just need some confidence in yourself. It's great when you rely on the divine, in God, Jesus, the spiritual, Buddha, the good, whatever it is for you. But if it is not accompanied by also trusting yourself and the willpower that you are able to do what really connects to your inner being, it remains a kind of hope.
During the process of my new work, I experienced in my mind how difficult I make decisions in my life. Making a decision letting go of a particular subject that occupies my mind to be able to focus on something else, undermines my self-esteem. Certainly if both things fit in your being. This emotion which I describe best as feeling insecure and lack of self confidence have become an inspiration for my painting. When I choose to bring this emotion into my painting process. I feel being pulled through. As I move across the canvas, adding colors and shapes to express my thoughts and feelings, beautiful things happen!
Surrendering myself in all honesty and vulnerability causes me to have access to the deeper treasures within me. The connection with Life, the source of Creativity by whom I'm created reconnects me, like a red thread. And I can tell you from experience, that source is real and speaks its own language. As I look at the end result of my painting I feel a new, fresh determination. A true trust in myself, connected to Life. And the title for my new work is born: "For you, Determination".