Today the painting "Already Blooming" is finding a new home. "Already Blooming" has a soft spot in my heart. I was drawn to paint a flower, opening. I remember right around that time hearing Lupita Nyong'o (2013 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 12 Years a Slave) speak about how "A flower couldn't help but bloom inside me."
This reminds me of the deep goodness and perfection of who we are that is already underway, already unfolding, already blooming whether or not the world threatens to tell us that because of our age, race, gender we are not good enough. I painted this with a hope that we each remember the ways we are 'Already Blooming'.