This week I moved from working on several pieces in this series at the same time, moving them along to similar stages, to focusing on one painting, one phrase of loving kindness, at a time. I find myself repeating that phrase in my mind like a mantra as I work. It helps me to stop "thinking" about what I'm doing and just "feel" what I'm doing. I even write it loosely a few times, though you won't be able to read it through the layers of paint, stencils, crayon and marker.
This girl has such a pensive, lonely, and distant expression that I found myself wishing that she knows there was a place for her, that she belongs and that she is loved.
I wish that for you as well.