I Am Becoming 12x16in Mixed Media on Canvas

I Am Becoming 12x16in Mixed Media on Canvas

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When we were kids, some adult was always asking us “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. And of course we’d give an answer, maybe 2 or three things we’d daydreamed for ourselves. Somewhere between those daydreams and “adulthood” we meet “reality”. Some of us stop dreaming. I might have, still not sure. But one thing I did start doing as early as maybe 7th grade was answer the question differently. When someone would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I’d say “myself”. Because no matter what my profession I was, I still had to be me. And we all know how hard the world and society work to make us conform and be someone other than our authentic selves. In resisting that narrative, and giving ourselves over to not just identifying ourselves as our profession but as someone who is everyday becoming who it is they are, we empower ourselves a little more. It gives us a little grace when we don’t quite meet the mark others may have placed as our goal, and encourages us to just become who we are.  I painted this 12x16 inch piece with acrylics, embellished it with acrylic marker and of course, added the words in white. It’s a vibe.