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please note that this piece is unavailable for shipping until august first due to a gallery show. thank you!

to be worthy of love, there is only one thing you have to do: be yourself. this piece is a meditation on personal worth and the necessity of loving oneself in order to learn to accept the love of others. my hope is that it will serve as a reminder to take a step back from accomplishing and just taking time to be. enjoy the company of your lovely self today!

this is an original mixed media painting on canvas, titled ONLY ONE THING TO DO: BE. i created it as the result of meditation and playful exploration of collaging with found materials. i included bits of vintage sewing patterns and sheet music, antique book pages with gothic german script, lunaria seed pods and coffee stained tissue paper interlacing in delicate layers with black and white acrylic paint. a bold yet subtle 'BE' is hand painted white on white as a reminder.

this modern piece with raw and rustic appeal is shown together with complementary pieces from my shop in the fourth photo and in the process of coming to life in the fifth photo.

size: 12"x 24"x 1/2"
medium: antique book pages, sewing patterns, tissue, coffee, pod seeds, acrylic on canvas
palette: black & white, tan
inspiration: found objects, being time

the edges are finished and it is wired and ready to hang.

initialed on the front. signed, titled and dated on the reverse.

the piece will be packaged with care and shipped securely via USPS. i ship 24-48 hours from purchase during business days. you will receive a tracking number.

thank you for taking an interest in my art! i will happily answer any questions and requests for custom work.

mixed media painting original. only one thing to do: be.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage book pages, canvas, acrylic, sheet music, seed pods, sewing patterns, coffee, tissue paper
  • Ships worldwide from Illinois, United States
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  • Favorited by: 418 people