“This piece was a mantra to remind myself it would be okay, whatever it was.
A friend of mine was going through something really tough, and the words came to me:
It’s okay… you are enough. It’s okay, whatever it is. Sometimes we all have to remind ourselves, ‘its okay.’
There’s a collective of selves within my mind and heart that constantly meet with my spirit and have to remind me of things like this. That it’s all okay, that I’m made brilliantly, that I’m human, that I can do anything.”
“The colors in this painting, with shades representing both sadness and hope, inspired me. To me, the black and red represent when things are going wrong, and life is upside down. The gray represents the in-between state with a hint of brightness in sight. Then come the rays of yellow and blue, giving happiness, hope, and light. The words remind us that we are all human. Life has not only ups and downs but also curves, peaks, and valleys. To make mistakes and worry is human, and that’s who we are. Life is just full of amazing lessons and journeys. For this project, I selected ingredients with rich colors to highlight those peaks, curves, ups, and downs. This piece taught me that there is hope and that whatever it is, it’s OK AND TEMPORARY. Don’t let your TEMPORARY be your permanent.”