Portrait in Isolation

May 15, 2020

The flowers in my yard are abundant so I decided to try something new with them yesterday.

Self portraits are challenging. Self expression can be scary. The desire to bring something beautiful into the world is a driving force for me. But the doubt and fear that all artists deal with can be equally strong. I am a very sensitive person. Not everyone knows that about me because I have learned to wear masks and erect walls. My husband knows and I know it frustrates him sometimes. It does me too. But for better or worse it's who I am. Someone who feels things deeply, including and maybe most especially, my own inadequacy. We are all broken, but it turns out that you don't have to be whole to shine.



Lancaster, PA 17603