I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO WITH MY HEART. 72 x 48" acrylic on canvas
I usually just begin.
This time I tried something different. I started with a title.
A long title: I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO WITH MY HEART.
Wesley and I were walking in the woods in early March and noticed leaves falling. Further investigation proved that the fresh buds were pushing out the straggler leaves. The leaves that refused to drop last fall when their colors faded. The leaves that hung on through winter's cold and wind and rain. Dead leaves that remained beyond their seasons.
Stunned and asked myself what dead things were lingering in my life?
What am I hanging on to that has died and I just refuse to see it?
This is a painting about letting go and making room for the new. Making room for life.