Whilst having a difficult day with my head, I stopped and asked, what did I need in order to settle my anxious thoughts, and what I came up with was someone to empathise with my difficult thoughts and feelings. And then came the idea to create this image so that I could reflect empathy back at myself. I thought of a star fish simply as something calming and added the shell for a bit more interest. This is the first painting I have completed for several months. I found that the process of painting itself did slow down my mind. I intend doing some more painting over the next few weeks.
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