Vulnerability & Art

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I stumbled upon a video by Dr. Brené Brown today – I found it through the Business Yogini, Nona Jordan.

I just have to say, this video explains my art better than I can. Some people complain that my art can tend to be dark, and not all sunshine and puppies. Obviously if you hang out here, you’re not especially bothered by that, but I’ve always been frustrated by my inability to explain why that is so important to me, to express the bittersweetness of life.

Like Dr. Brown says in the video – to numb out to pain is to numb out to happiness. To really feel the joy in life, sometimes we have to connect with the parts that hurt, and be willing to be vulnerable. Life is messy.

Watch the video. It’s 20 minutes of your life very well spent.