28th April 2023 Beena
Hello everyone😊😊. I painted this picture of a tree from a selected painting by Sabantha titled “Late Autumn” from Pinterest. At that time, I was amazed by how the artist created that foggy look around that tree. Being watercolour, I need to add more water to create that misty look. For those fine branches, I used a fine-tipped waterproof pen.
I watched ” The Light We Carry” interview between Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey last night on Netflix. I was astounded by her frankness. She expressed her bouts of depression about the unfairness that social media has been able to influence the world with disinformation; how social media portrays truth that needs to be justified😶😶😶, and yet fake news is readily accepted in this world🙄🙄. Many of us have been depressed for a long time. Yet, we never express that for fear of being ridiculed. Women’s low moods are often dismissed as “it must be her hormones.” Men, too, have low moods, but often they are camouflaged and go unnoticed.
For Michelle, knitting was therapy. I found mine in painting. We all have that inner voice that tells us what we can do to see that light. Listen to your inner voice. In this world, there will always be stuff that will bring us down. However, if we can find what helps us, it will help others. I felt better after I listened to that interview. It revealed that we need to acknowledge we will have our weaknesses, but how we deal with them matters 🙏🙏🙏.
If you have a chance to watch it, please do. She has a book by the same name if you wish to read it. I feel our authentic selves will carry us; hence my Tree of Hope conveys the message that despite the grey background that resembles a post-nuclear war, the tree defied all odds and bloomed🙂🙂🙂. There is Hope if we realise that sooner than later🙏🙏🙏.