Sit down
Take a breath
And take control

Know that even when you’re free
You still have to get up and leave
The mess you’ve been in
The darkness you’ve lived in

This is
The first

The blood-like stains, his deliberate pose and determination speaks to anyone who has severed ties from a bad situation, but still bore the stains and scars even when they were free. This painting was largely done intuitively, and it was only when friends gave me feedback I realized the reasons behind my instinctive choices.

Show off this puppet’s determination on a print, phone case or iPad case, or share his display of strength in a card.


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Full-time mother, part-time artist, all-the-time nerd. If you like what you see, please send me moral and emotional support by liking my Facebook page, Suspended Dreams!

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