The Keys to Love

I love keys, painting and Paris; you could say I am a Franco-file. Since living there and going to school there, Paris has held a special place in my heart. I love the key to my old French Apartment, it was one of those old skeleton keys and it was hard to open my heavy wooden door but I loved it none the less. This encaustic painting is from my heart, from my memories of France and with all the love I have for my life right now, my past life and my future. I have decided not to be afraid anymore; I am not going to be afraid of doing new things, afraid of what people will think, afraid of becoming popular, afraid of people liking or loving my work. I want to live in my life without fear!

Encaustic painting is living without fear for me! I am going for it and really enjoying myself, I am scared out of my mind but I am still doing it. When I first moved to France I didn’t speak ONE word of French but I still went and I learned French. I was scared out of my mind then and it was a hard road for me but one that was worth walking down. I would never change that experience for anything. This feels the same to me, I am learning as I go down this path and even though it’s hard it’s worth it!

The keys to love for me is living the life I have always dreamed and that included painting, writing and sharing my joy with all who will listen.


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3 thoughts on “The Keys to Love

  1. Mariella Zevallos March 26, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    Raven, thanks for sharing your art, “The keys to love”, not only the title is poetic but your work too. I love the colors and texture of your pieces.

    • ravensnest March 31, 2012 / 5:45 pm

      thanks maria, I am glad to have met you…I will be posting once a week so It’s not too overwhelming! Let me know if you want to have a workshop with your friend.

  2. Penelope April 2, 2012 / 5:08 am

    These new pieces of yours feel so very personal. They are beautiful. They are interesting too because they are sort of a more artistic expression of your invitations and cardmaking. You seem to have a very tight connection with each piece. The technique seems to fit you. Congratulations on trying new things!

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