100 days of experimentation and flow

My intention for 2023 is to let go of control and go with the flow. ☺️

When I made the artwork ‘Freedom is a State of Mind’ last summer, I thought it was meant for others since I had already escaped ‘the golden cage’…

Only a few weeks later, I realized that I had made this piece for myself. Because I wasn’t as free as I thought I was.

On the contrary, since choosing to become a full-time artist, I’d made more and more rules for myself. Things I couldn’t do and lots of things I needed to do. I had listened to so many ‘experts’ & other people that I completely overlooked what felt good for ME. I had built a mental cage that limited me more than I had realized…

And that’s why I’m beginning this year of flow, of feeling over thinking, and letting go of control with a 100-day challenge with the fantastic @theartqueens community.

I’m committing to 100 days of experimentation, letting go of perfection, fun, play, trying new things & enjoying the process.

I’m going to experiment with abstraction, collage, drawing & painting, and this, combining analog and digital mediums. 🙌

Unlike my previous 100-day project ( #100daysofkathleen ) the goal is not to finish a piece every day. Instead, I’ll work on this project for at least 60 minutes a day. I’ll share daily snippets in my stories, and on Sunday, I’ll share a reel with an overview of the week.

In an ideal world, this project will result in a collection of limited edition prints to be presented at a duo exhibit with my partner @_timmichielsen_ in the last week of April. This is also our birthday weekend… 👯‍♀️🤩🥂

But maybe I have to let that go and see how it goes without wanting to control the outcome before I even start! 😝

Wish me luck, and stay tuned!
✌🏼 Kathleen

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