At the moment there are very few things I can do that help me empty my mind of all the stress, panic, exhaustion and... yuckiness that fills it most of the time. Today I spent a wonderful 2 hours so completely absorbed in my art that for a short while everything was ok. There was nothing but me, my canvas, my paints, my brushes and the sun. And for this moment I had peace. And for this moment to come again I'll keep going. Because it's these moments for which I am created - to be wholly at peace with my Creator.
I wanted to keep it but I painted it for my friend who celebrated her birthday today. And perhaps there is more joy in that.