I started this in February and felt stuck for a really long time. Mostly because I didn’t like her face and I detest working so small. Fine details are not my thing. In any case, I decided to call her done a few months ago. Here are my first mermaid and her little seal companion.
The reason I decided to create this piece is because I had had seals on my mind for a while (they kept appearing in meditation and during Reiki) and I kept feeling this nudge to paint one.
We all have an inner child. She lives within each and every one of us, sometimes feeling afraid, forgotten, and alone. As we learn to nurture and listen to her and give her a voice, we help heal our soul.
Hold her hand when she’s scared and assure her you’ll take care of her. She doesn’t have to worry. She doesn’t have to be in charge. You’re the adult and you’ll always protect her.
Tell her she’s pretty. Tell her she’s smart. Tell her she’s talented. Tell her she’s enough. Tell her she can achieve great things. Tell her she can do or be anything she wants. Tell her it’s OK to use her power and be a leader. Tell her you’ll never leave her. Tell her you love her.
This cutie was so fun to create! I think she looks sassy and like she knows what she’s talking about when she says “Listen to your inner wisdom.” We all have a deep knowing within us but oftentimes we ignore it. Trust that inner voice. Listen to those whispers. The truth is within each of us. We already know the answers.
Wishing you the happiest of holidays, whatever and however you celebrate this time of year. May you be surrounded by love, joy, and harmony. And may you remember to listen to your inner wisdom. Always.