What I love about Painting

Painting to me is a way to understand myself. It’s like a steamy mirror that shows me myself, but not clearly. Before I even setup my canvas or pick up a brush, my mind is already wandering into areas of imagination that I don’t visit often. Often enough that is. Seeing myself that clearly is like a revelation. Sometimes I feel so busy and stressed that I rarely think about myself. Sometimes I even forget what made me happy in the first place. And the come the magic moments, the flashes of inspiration. Just when I thought I couldn’t come up with better ideas, or grow further, I see a new mountain to climb. In a way, painting is like an adventure to me too. Sometimes it’s a slow, but strategic climb to the top, other times I’m just free styling my way there. Regardless, painting helps me grow and become a better me.