"Where To Next"

Developing a unique voice is one of the most difficult parts of creative work. It requires a lot of soul-searching, and it forces you to discover parts of yourself you might not have went searching for had you never felt the need to dig deeper.

Traveling has always served as a tool for me to discover parts of myself had I not seen before. I spent a lot of time abroad in the last couple of years and its given me a chance to immerse myself into new people, new landscapes, new cultures, new ways of thinking, and the list goes on…..

Ive been researching ideas for 2019 and I have a few places in mind but any recommendations I would love to hear from you guys! Here is my list…

  1. Tulum, Mexico

  2. Croatia

  3. Santorini, Greece

  4. Menorca, Spain

  5. Iceland

  6. Vietnam

  7. Portland, Oregon

  8. Cinque Terre, Italy

"Lessons Learned"

2018 was NOT my year. To be honest it was probably one of the hardest years of my life, but also it was a year that taught me so much about not only about myself but also my strength.

Lesson 1. Things don't always go as planned and if you’re anything like me…..you prolly don’t have a backup plan. KEEP GOING. If you can fast forward to 10 years from now….will you regret giving up? Fight for what it is you want Most…not just what you want right now.

Lesson 2. Nothing in this world is promised. You can wake up one day and your world can be turned completely upside down. Don’t take anything for granted. Do your best. be kind, work hard, love harder.

Lesson 3. Making Mistakes is Ok if you learn from them. No-one is perfect. . Make peace with your mistakes…..it is within your mistakes you will learn the most. Don’t keep making the same mistakes. Learn the lesson, take the loss, move forward. When we stay focusing on the past, we miss every opportunity that is present.

Lesson 4. There is nothing more important than your health. Take care of yourself. LOVE yourself…..let me say that again. LOVE YOURSELF. Even if youre not sure where to start just know You can not give what you do not have…..in your life, in your work….in everything you do….it all starts with Loving and taking care of yourself. Love just like any disease is infectious…it will change you. it will leave you better. LOVE.

Lesson 5. Oooooo Lesson 5. The hardest lesson of all…..The one thing I want to focus the most on in 2019.

Be impeccable with Your word. “Your word is the power you have to create. It is through the word that you manifest everything. The word is the most powerful tool you have as a human.” Meaning….Say what you mean and mean what you say. Words have the power to both build and destroy. “Being impeccable with your words simply means correct use of energy, it means to use your energy in the direction of truth and love.”

In 2018 I lost my voice. I built a platform on which I was very proud to stand on and i didn’t even want to speak. I couldn’t speak. I was left in a place where someone else’s word left me silent. I didn’t know what to say or how to say it or if it even mattered.….This is when I reminded myself the power we hold as humans, when we aim to be impeccable with our words. The words we think, the words we say, not only transform ourselves, but they also hold the power to transform everyone we meet. Even on the hardest of days…I tell myself that I am enough and what im doing is making a difference.. Not everyone will love me or more importantly, my work, and thats ok.….I became an artist bc there is a voice inside me wants to speak. So even if your voice shakes, SPEAK. BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORDS.

Happy New Year Everyone

When To Walk Away

I’m a fighter; when I want something, I go for it, and there is nothing that can stand in my way. It’s all or nothing...As an artist, it’s almost impossible to go half-hearted at anything. Im passionate, driven by the need to create something that is tangible yet holds the power to touch you back... I get so lost in what I am doing that sometimes it’s hard to take a step back and separate myself from what I have created .......so here lies my question ...

When is it time to walk away? For everyone, that is different, but for me it is simple; when I have nothing left to say, that’s when I am done. When I have spent hours, weeks, even months, working and reworking a piece....when the mistakes have turned into lessons and the lessons have turned into imperfections and the imperfections become part of something bigger, something I can’t explain.... When I can step back and say that this is no longer in my physical control and if I go any further I will ruin something that was perfectly imperfect 16 shades of blue ago. That’s when I walk Away. That’s when I know It’s time to start something new.

Follow your heart, Follow your intuition, and know that the answers you are seeking out, are usually the ones found only from within. 

-BrittLee

 

 

 

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Learning

"Nothing is More Powerful Than Allowing Yourself To Be Truly Affected By Things" -Zooey Deschanel ❤️❤️  

Some things In life come at you that you may not ever have expected-both good and bad. This tends to happen a lot in my paintings... Instead of fighting it... Embrace it-Learn from it but most importantly- Keep moving forward.  

There are mistakes-only lessons that make us stronger! 

Happy Saturday :) 

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