Day 15/100 Orange Series: “Fifteen”
Today’s watercolor & #sharpie work is dedicated to one of the best humans I know. Orange is subtle, but grounding. You don’t have to be loud to be fierce.🍊
Your eyes—they’ve seen a lot, love. At fifteen years old. Life changed forever.
But when I look into your eyes—blue, bright and clear—I see light. I see promise. Strength. I see love. Compassion. I see generosity. Courage. You’re so brave.🖤
You’ve seen my eyes, joy-filled and tear-filled. You know my story. But then, you know so many stories. You are a vault for many others.
When I created this work, I took a long pause. Needed music to capture the emotion in this piece.
Here we go…
The wild scribbles at the bottom: those represent years of chaos and pain. Tears, rage. Anger turned in and turned out. Tangles. Wrong turns. Grey over that period. But if you look further, there are bold block lines. Those represent solid, good times: blessings amid the torrential rains. Right turns. Let those score your memory. The magic. The bold miracles.
Moving up the piece, life gets better. It’s a continuum moving in a kind of square, rolling inward. We experience life in cycles. But through the layers, you see the thin lines straighten. The lines move on, then swirl and jump, then straighten again. Still a continuum toward center. A direction. Your direction—from that compass inside you. The compass that points toward doing good. Smooth times. Rough times. All pointing to light.
Finally, the central scene of blue and a soft smudge of a burnt yellow-orange. Breathe. This is your future. It’s blue, bright, and clear. Mirroring your eyes. You see those two black dots? You’re not alone. I’m on the inside. With you. You love hard—I’m inspired to love as fiercely as you. May only the deserving stand beside you. You’re making your way. I see it—the exquisite picture that is your life. I love you.🍊
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