I created this image by re-working digitally a painting I created when I was living in Australia. I used the “liquify” gizmo in Photoshop, then blurred the image I had of a mystery lily, again taken in Australia, and finally superimposed the lily over the new piece of digital art.
I called it “Being Kind to Yourself” because this morning I realised I’d underestimated the effects of fibromyalgia on me because it’s been so long since I copped it – close to seventeen years now. Sometimes you forget how all-pervasive it is and the different ways it manifests from day to day. I read someone else’s post on FM and I just twigged that I’d been criticising myself and trying to do too much, which is affecting my health and my attitude.
So this painting reflects the passion I feel for my work, but also the flower in the middle reflects my need to temper that passion with care of my body and soul.