”Trying to fight when you feel like flying.”🕊
Acrylic on canvas
Ltd edition prints available
Hi. If you’re new here let me reintroduce myself.
I work as a health care provider in Seattle. It’s not easy. These are hard times and everyone is feeling it. Everyone.
Businesses are closing, events are canceled, and every day I see less and less people on the street.
You can feel the anxiety, fear and panic. People are looking for reassurance and guidance in ways we cannot provide even if we had the resources to do our jobs safely.
We went into this war against viral illness wildly unprepared for battle. As part of the system, I am truly sorry to everyone we are letting down when you need us most.
While I do not consider myself a true artist as I have zero formal training, I have always leaned hard into it when life pushes just a little too close to the edge.
This morning, I got off a virtual work call with my colleagues and our Chief of Operations feeling so much. So much everything. The song “Unsteady,” by X Ambassadors played. I was looking at this painting, an emotional sucker punch in the worst way.
“You’re trying to fight when you feel like flying
Hold on to me
'Cause I'm a little unsteady
A little unsteady.” - X Ambassadors
I can do hard things.
And so can you.
Lean into what you need most right now.
Please take care of each other.
Wear a damn mask.
Aliza and Her Monsters