Making a mark. What does that mean to you?

For each of us, this implies something completely different.  For some it’s being the best parent and making a positive impact on your children.  For others, maybe it’s your career and making a difference in your field, profession or industry.  For me as a creative, it means being authentic and listening to the imaginative voice within.  I suppose my goal as an artist and a teacher is to inspire others.  Whether that be to push myself and others creatively, with our originality, our wardrobes or even just to be aware and recognize an aesthetic experience for the raw pleasure it can evoke.  Sometimes the most simplistic things such as appreciating the perfect design of a fuffy dandilion, relishing the sight of cream billowing into coffee, or experiencing delight in the way the ocean waves create undulating patterns in the sand can overcome the senses.

This painting was such a happy accident.  I had other intentions when starting this painting, but I forced myself to stop because I so enjoyed the simplicity of the marks I made.  I left it alone for months, looking at it each day and it seemed perfect just as it was. Sometimes less is more.  Much love to you all.  xoxo

Val's signature in black, followed by a small red kissprint to the right, all against a transparent background.

Polka Denim: Alice & Olivia (ebay)  |  Sweater: Karen Scott (thrifted)  |  Trench: Calvin Klein  |  Beanie: Zara  |  Handbag: Chanel  |  Booties:  Zara  |  Sunnies: Asos

Painting: Making a Mark, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24″  © Valerie Ann Lindberg 2017, SOLD


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