The painting began with an explosion of energy. It was literally an exploding flower that turned into a woman dreaming flowers as the painting progressed. I feel that this piece represents an emerging and powerful transition in my life. I have nearly stopped painting for a few years, due to having to move around multiple times, the need to produce an income (from something that is itself entrepreneurial means that it takes much of my creative energy). I’m finally settled into (another) new home, and I am feeling in a good place. The creative spark is returning to me as I’ve set up my new studio. I’ve moved through many psychological blocks (and relationships) that were holding me back and I’m feeling very alive, vibrant, and in love with life. I think this painting is a sign of good things to come. It’s a return to trusting myself in my process.