"We can't go back to yesterday", 12x16 inches. Watercolor and graphite. 2016.
You keep looking behind you, to get back to this moment. When your heart was full, you had more money, you were more naive. But looking back, at that period in time, is only keeping you from building something better. Don’t use that as your measurement for greatness.
You can stand taller, reach farther, more assertive, be more vulnerable. Even when you know you’re going to get stung again. But that willingness to be hurt, to be vulnerable, is strong and beautiful. I hope you recognize your worth. If you don’t, allow yourself to take opportunities you don’t think you’re good enough for.
Make friends with people who seem cooler than you. They might be thinking the same thing about you, honestly. That you’re too cool for them. And while we’re being honest. Ditch those friends who you’re constantly there for, but aren’t there for you on the small chance you ask for help.
You’ll ache for a while, be a bit lonely. But once you start to realize what you need, better people will come to your life. Make a new measuring stick, make a better life. You’ve outgrown your old one.
(Pssst, this is my piece for “Camp is a Tender Feeling”. So if you’re in Montreal in July, please attend our Camp gallery/ pop up shop. I'll also have small prints and a selection of enamel pins!)