I painted this a week ago. It started out as layers of blue and white with a lot of texture to it. I paint things like that. Some of them end up being interesting, some of them end up in a stack in the corner of my bedroom. My painting mentor (Esther Miller a neighbor in the condo we spent a couple of winters in Florida when I was in high school) told me to paint what I felt, to paint from my heart. Part way through it, I realized that the colors expressed how I was feeling about the year that was coming to an end. I felt a need to do something constructive to put the past in the past, and move onward to the future. The blue, and words were painted on New Year's Eve, the red circle and banning slash, were painted on New Year's Day.
2020 was a difficult year for everyone. We can carry that forward, or we can put the past in the past, and move bravely and safely forward. Every year has challenges, and 2021 is no exception. The world didn't change with the calendar, but we can move forward, life does not have a reverse. Don't let the past get in the way to today.
Do you paint or draw?