Thoughts are things

Thoughts are things 
Acrylic on paper, 9" x 12"
$ 150 - ORIGINAL AVAILABLE




Do you have a friend, a relative or a colleague who’s always complaining? Have you ever noticed that they often seem to find themselves in unfortunate situations? What if one of the main causes of their unfortunate situations is their way of thinking? What if our thoughts attract these unfortunate situations, like a magnet attracts metal. And the more we think and complain about everything that’s going wrong, the more they seem to happen. What if our thoughts really create our environment?

“Thoughts are things”. The first time I heard that concept was while watching a motivational video compilations featuring Will Smith. I didn't really get it at the time, but it stuck with me and my search to get a better understanding of what he meant lead me to discover various authors and speakers such as Napoleon Hill, Bob Proctor, Wallace D Wattles, Eckhart Tolle, Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Gilbert, and many more. And I started to get a better understanding of the concept behind the idea that our thoughts and emotions affect our environment. It’s essentially what the book The Secret is trying to convey. The part that was unclear to me was the importance of the emotion behind the thoughts. Emotion is key. As I pay attention to what's going on around me, I can now see how thoughts fuelled by emotions can become things.

This is what inspired this painting called Thoughts are Things. As I mentioned before, this year I felt compelled to paint clouds using the colour trends of the year and later discovered that my painting are essentially a representation of what I see around me. As an artist, I observe and see the world differently and reproduce it visually to share a new perspective with you. I paint was feels right and analyze it after. And after completing this particular painting I started to notice parallels with what I see around me and in the media : people (including myself who create their own negative environment by holding on to thoughts they don’t like ). The problem is, the more we hold on to those negative thoughts clouds, the stronger they can become. Those little negative thought-clouds fuelled by our emotions soon become storm clouds, casting more shadow into our lives, and if we keep holding on, those storm clouds can turn into tornadoes, turning our world upside down.

I can see how the more we focus on negative thoughts, the more negative events we can attract. They don’t need to be our own thoughts to have this effect. Watching the news and witnessing a lot of negative press can get us emotionally involved in nurturing thoughts that has nothing to do with us. But by latching on to them, they start to affect our own lives. I see that a lot, especially when it comes to politics lately. You may have seen many example on your Facebook feed like me, of people just arguing online about events that are completely out of their real lives and affecting their own genuine relationships which has a direct impact on their lives.

So what’s the solution? We can’t avoid all negative thoughts but we can be mindful, observe them from a distance, let them pass by without holding on to them and focus on the thoughts we want to materialize instead. It takes practice because it doesn’t necessarily comes naturally to all of us, but it makes life a lot more enjoyable. Instead of focusing on what we don’t want, we can focus on what we can, fuel these positive thoughts with our positive emotions, and these emotions will then fuel our actions and we’ll see our worlds change for the better.



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Don't let fear be your guide


Yesterday I listened to an audiobook called The Instant Millionaire: A Tale of Wisdom and Wealth by Mark Fisher. It was a nice little story about a man who's unhappy with his life and met a self-made millionaire who teaches him the secret of becoming wealthy in all aspects of his life. It's a beautiful story full of great simple insights that really resonated with with. I'm probably going to listen to it again because it reminded me of various lessons I've been picking up along my journey so far, but I haven't necessarily applied all of them. 

One quote that particularly struck me wast the one shown above : "Don't let fear be your guide". How many of us make decisions or avoid making decision out of fear? I know I still do it and too often. The silly thing is that a lot of those fears are silly : fear of the unknown, fear of getting hurt, fear of hurting other people, fear of feeling judged, fear of feeling embarrassed, fear of making a mistake. The longer they stay in my mind, the bigger the can become if I don't take a step back and look at these fear honestly with a certain amount of detachment. Most of them are not life threatening. They're just uncomfortable. And uncomfortable is where growth happens. So it was a nice little reminder for me to get uncomfortable in order to keep growing. Silly things like going to an event even though I don't know anyone. What's the worst that can happen? Nothing really, but I'll learn and experience something new.

Another beautiful quote that I really connected with was this one :  

Always remember that at a certain heights there are no clouds. If there are clouds in your life it’s because your soul hasn’t soared high enough. Many people make the mistake of fighting against their problems. What you must do is raise yourself above those problems once and for all. The heart of the rose will lead you above the clouds where the sky is forever clear.
Mark Fisher, The Instant Millionaire: A Tale of Wisdom and Wealth

This quote is freakishly aligned with my thoughts regarding my art project on clouds this year and almost reenergized my determination to pursue my call to paint clouds. 

Cloud 63 - Sea Star Owl Sleeping in Amulet

Sea Star Owl Sleeping in Amulet
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

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I found this neat decorated room from IKEA's catalog recently and it's the perfect backdrop to this latest cloud painting featuring the trendy colours Sea Star and Amulet. The background adds a bit of subdued cheerfulness into this cool setting. Perfect for a bit of life without being too exciting to the eyes. I can see the two painting fitting right above the seating area under the bunk bed for a nice punch of colour or on the slanted ceiling to stimulate the imagination and find all kinds of shapes into these paintings. 

DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Sea Star and Amulet

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Cloud 62 - Gentlemen's Gray Owl in Knoxville Gray

 Gentlemen's Gray Owl in Knoxville Gray
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS062
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Gentlemen's Gray and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 61 - Gentlemen's Gray Puppy Knoxville Gray Sky



Gentlemen's Gray Pug in Knoxville Gray
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS061
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Gentlemen's Gray and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 60 - Pink Bliss Play in Knoxville Gray

 Pink Bliss Play in Knoxville Gray
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS060
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Pink Bliss and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 59 - Pink Bliss Flying Turkey in Knoxville Gray



 Pink Bliss Flying Turkey in Knoxville Gray
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS059
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Pink Bliss and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 58 - Amulet Monkey in Knoxville Gray

Amulet Monkey in Knoxville Gray
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS058
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Amulet and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 57 - Amulet Yoda in Knoxville Gray

 Amulet Yoda in Knoxville Gray
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS057
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Amulet and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 56 - Sea Star Smoke in Knoxville Gray

 Sea Star Smoke in Knoxville Gray 
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS056
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Sea Star and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 55 - Sea Star Dolphins Circling in Knoxville Gray

Sea Star Dolphins Circling in Knoxville Gray
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS036
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Sea Star and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 54 - Cloud Cover Rabbit Running into Knoxville Gray

 Cloud Cover Rabbit Running into Knoxville Gray
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS054
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Cloud Cover and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 53 - Cloud Cover Horse Running in Knoxville Gray



 Cloud Cover Horse Running in Knoxville Gray
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS050
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Cloud Cover and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 52 - Stormy Monday Swan Sleeping in Knoxville Gray Pond

 Stormy Monday Swan Sleeping in Knoxville Gray Pond
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS052
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Stormy Monday and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 51 - Stormy Monday Koi Fishes in Knoxville Gray Sea


 Stormy Monday Koi Fishes in Knoxville Gray Sea
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS051
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Stormy Monday and Knoxville Gray

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Cloud 50 - Gentlemen's Gray Embrace on a Stormy Monday


 Gentlemen's Gray Embrace on a Stormy Monday
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS050
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Gentlemen's Gray and Stormy Monday

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Cloud 49 - Gentlemen's Gray Jump into Stormy Monday


 Gentlemen's Gray Jump into Stormy Monday
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS049
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Gentlemen's Gray and Stormy Monday

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Cloud 48 - Chipmunk Shadow on a Stormy Monday




 Chipmunk Shadow on a Stormy Monday
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS048
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Shadow and Stormy Monday

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Cloud 47 - Statler and Waldorf Shadow on Stormy Monday


Statler and Waldorf Shadow on Stormy Monday
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS047
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Shadow and Stormy Monday

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Cloud 46 - Sea Star Sea Shell on a Stormy Monday


Sea Star Sea Shell on a Stormy Monday
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS046
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Sea Star and Stormy Monday

Shipping :  Item tracking is included on all orders.

Cloud 45 - Sea Star Monster on a Stormy Monday

 Sea Star Monster on a Stormy Monday
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS045
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Sea Star and Stormy Monday

Shipping :  Item tracking is included on all orders.

Cloud 44 - Pink Bliss Hope on a Stormy Monday



 Pink Bliss Hope on a Stormy Monday
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS044
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Pink Bliss and Stormy Monday

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Cloud 43 - Pink Bliss Kisson a Stormy Monday



 Pink Bliss Kiss on a Stormy Monday
One of a kind original painting featuring Benjamin Moore colours. Signed in the back.

$50.00
SKU : 100CLOUDS043
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DESCRIPTION
Original painting from the 100 Cloud Paintings series featuring colours of the year. Find out more about this project here (video). The more you look at it, the more it will reveal different shapes that speaks to you and your thoughts. Each original painting are handmade on acid free heavy weight 245 lb (400 gsm) acrylic paper, using paint suited to match your home or office. Artwork is carefully packed in an acid-free protective plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid photo mailer. Unframed.

Dimension : 6 in x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Colours : Pink Bliss and Stormy Monday

Shipping :  Item tracking is included on all orders.