There are more days than I’d like to count where outside things step in the way of painting. It can be as simple as being tired, but mostly, it’s outdated beliefs, voices, thoughts, and insecurities that worm their way into my mind. 
These pieces are each titled with the advice I gave myself for that piece that day – the advice I needed to get past those things holding me back in that moment, and just put the paint down. 
It’s pretty good advice, as it turns out.