You are your home. Home is not a location, it is within yourself to know that you belong.
One of my greatest challenges in life was overcoming the feeling of not belonging anywhere. At an early age, I believed that when I turned 18, I would be happy. I would leave my small town and go to college to find peace and contentment. Yes, I did experience great joy during college. However, the ache and emptiness in my heart never went away. My new environment only gave me the opportunity to soothe my soul.
I moved many times during college. I even moved down South at one point. I moved around so much that some of my acquaintances nicknamed me as a grass hopper. I was everywhere and nowhere.
I am now 27 years old and I'm only now starting to understand that my home is to myself. It is easy to say and write, but to truly believe it and nurture that belief has proven to be quite challenging.
If you can relate to what I am saying, I hope you find peace within yourself as well.
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper:
Cold Press Finish, 100% Cotton, 9x12 inches, 300lb./640gsm
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors:
Payne’s Gray, French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna
Winsor & Newton Gouache:
Silver Black Velvet Brushes:
Round 8” and 1/2”
Mars Plastic Combi
Turquoise 2262 HB
Blueberry Watercolor Cup & Palette
Artwork was inspired by Karen Rice