Remember the last time you were scared shitless? I bet you do. I sure as hell do. I was walking way out in the woods and got turned around. I started to worry I was lost. My amazing Aspie Power took over and I calmed down, kept walking, and eventually came out to where I should be. The Aspie Power bit is me making a funny. ;)
You see, this painting is all about courage, whether it be a person on the Autism Spectrum or not, we ALL need to find OUR courage. We all have it inside of us. It can be a raging bull or a slow, little turtle, but we can use it.
When I was little, I was very afraid of the dark. I'd often sit on the dark stairs in the hallway. All those stuffed animals around me in bed just didn't cut it. I'd imagine a madman or hideous creature in my closet. I was afraid to even let my hands or feet dangle past the edge of my bed. I was a mess.
I think my parents getting a divorce when I was only 4 years old had a lot to do with my fears at night. It caused many other issues too. Well, luckily I found the courage to press on. I grew up and the fear of the dark pretty much went away. I don't always sleep through the night, though. I'm pretty eccentric in my sleeping habits, as well as other life habits. LOL...
In this painting, the girl is a warrior. She has seen so much already, both painful and joyful. She keeps on going, no matter what. Maybe you can too... X