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Trust the process

Trust. My favorite, so far, of the owls I have painted.
Not just because it’s breathtakingly-beautiful, but because of it’s story.

I started painting it in January 2021. I was originally going to name it ‘Believe’  because I believed I could finish it even though I didn’t like the way it was going. I worked on it a little bit at a time until May when me and my family moved nearly 1000 miles from Kentucky to Miami Beach. Shortly after the move I spilled an entire glass of water on the painting. It washed off and smeared a lot of the paint, mostly from the owls face and wings – the parts I had worked hardest on.

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Devastated I nearly put the painting in the trash. But I had worked on it for almost 5 months. It had been so close to being finished – so close to being alive. I decided to try saving it. I had it finished in less than a month and it turned out 100x better then I could have ever imagined. I decided to change the name to ‘Trust’ because I had to trust myself and the process.

This wasn’t the first time a disaster turned out beautiful and I’m sure it won’t be the last. So, whatever your project is, remember to trust the process.

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