I’ll tell you exactly what was happening as I painted this little cloud study: my husband was going back and forth with mortgage rates and lenders... and I was listening to a financial masterclass. Not what you’d go to for creative flow, right? Well, I’ll tell you. At the end of the class, there was an exercise where you ask God, “What am I worried about that You don’t want me to worry about?” You write it down... decide to surrender that fear... and you tear it up. Not because it’ll all work out automatically when we stop worrying, but because anxiety keeps us paralyzed and unable to move forward. Fear/worry has been a huge obstacle for many of us during this time (including me) so this was kind of a significant little exercise.
I grabbed an old planner page from last year and did it. After I tore it up I noticed the back had a quote: “There is always light behind the clouds.” -Louisa May Alcott