I wasn’t planning to start my post this way.
But my heart is feeling heavy this morning.
There is so much loss and suffering in this world.
No matter how blue the sky is and the sun is shining brightly,
I can’t always find my happy place.
I’m giving myself space to grieve and just be.
That’s the kindest thing you can do for yourself sometimes.
I’m also feeling grateful this morning.
I got a beautiful thank you card in the mail from a friend this morning, and she wrote a heartwarming message that lifted my spirits.
An incredibly touching email came in from one of my fans yesterday letting me know how much joy my daily email has brought to her grandma who has just passed away.
I shared how I was feeling during the Board meeting last night and woke up to several reassuring messages from my team in my inbox.
They’re all helping.
Slowly. But surely.
When I feel disconneted from the world and feel like I have a piece missing, I turn to art.
It may not solve all the world’s problems overnight, but I believe in the power of art.
It brings us together.
It helps me express my love for humanity in a way that I can’t in words.
Maybe it was meant to be that I scheduled to launch my Rainbow Collection for preorder last week.
I originally created the collection with Pride month celebration in mind 🏳️🌈
Due to the pandemic, many of the Pride events are cancelled or going virtual.
So I wanted to create a way to celebrate it with your loved ones from afar.
I believe all suffering begins with us not embracing ourselves fully and lovingly.
Including our shiny and messy parts.
We just want to be loved and be happy.
Be seen and heard.
For who we are.
I’ll keep creating as long as it makes my heart happy.
It’s my way of saying “I love you.”
To myself and to the world.
Thank you for being the reason why I do what I do.