I painted this over just to play and ignore my inner critic. While I was painting I kept saying to myself that this is for me and no one else; that it doesn’t matter if others will like it or not. The phrase “trust yourself” was my mantra to keep negative thoughts at bay. It was therapeutic and freeing to just play…towards the end I kept thinking I needed to do more to it and that bothered me so I left it for a couple days. When I took a look at it again I thought, wait–it doesn’t need anything else, it’s finished. So here it is.