Be vulnerable. This phrase seems to keep popping up from somewhere deep inside of me while I’m painting and I’m not sure how I feel about it! It seems counter-productive to all we’ve been programmed in about being bold, having confidence and courage in our lives. But maybe it’s not, maybe being in a state of vulnerability actually opens us up to a greater source of power than our own. Could vulnerability be a necessary element to allow true creativity to flourish? Maybe true beauty and strength reside in that space where we let our guard down and toss our armor aside.