My Mindful Moment series are 12 pieces that will directly fund my own therapy this year.
I realised I really enjoy fundraising for causes that inspire me but I often neglect myself. In 2020 I started therapy again which has been incredibly helpful, however, in order to access what I need it is a paid service and I need to cover the costs. Therefore this year I will be releasing a painting and prints on the last day of each month that I've painted mindfully that will directly fund my own therapy and hopefully I can raise awareness of mental health issues, reduce the stigma and create some good conversations and support to others.
" Allow yourself to rest and recover. You can't be there for others if you don't take care of yourself first."
This lesson resonates with me a lot. It is the reason I am doing this whole series! I need to make sure I am taking care of myself so that I can be available to help others. In the past I have burnt myself out being active in multiple groups, looking after baby bats or general life busyness. I struggle to take time to rest and take care of myself.
Like this goldcrest in the peak of a frosty winter, I need to find a branch to perch on, rest and recover, before I carry on. Hopefully the image will help be a reminder of this sentiment.
Reference photo for the Goldcrest by Cain Scrimgeour.
A5 sized Fine Art Glicee print on 310 GSM Elegance™ Velvet Platinum Edition Fine Art Paper, signed and numbered and limited to 24, packaged in a biodegradable film.