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25th Anniversary – Day 15

25th Anniversary – Day 15

Day 15 of 25 Celebrating my 25th Anniversary.

Creation means exploring what’s beyond our comfort zone. And when Karin started drawing me she always drew me quite small. When a neighbour gave her a large canvas and she had the inspiration to draw a large version of me on it, she realised, “This is the biggest Niki I’ve ever drawn or painted,” and she got overwhelmed for a while. It may seem silly to some people, but any person who ever created anything (artist or not) goes through this same thing… stretching beyond their limitations. This was a next level creative expansion for Karin, and it’s a testament to how an artist “grows” through their art.

Karin sat staring at the canvas for a few weeks debating whether to paint a black on white outline of me, or go full colour. Then inspiration hit her after watching the Spanish national men’s football team win their third international title in a row, and she got to work. It took her eight hours with a few short breaks in between to finish it right before midnight that 1st of July 2012.

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