The painting above was originally a tattoo design for a little yogi friend of mine, Joanna. Last summer when I was back home visiting I took one of her classes (which kicked my ass in the best way) and then after we spent the afternoon in the North End catching up on life, talking about my illustrations, her yoga, and what it was like for her moving out of NYC and back to Boston. She has really built a beautiful life for herself in back home. She teaches yoga and lives in one of the coolest neighborhoods in Boston. I think she was the first person to help me see that you don't HAVE to stay in NY to find this "career fulfillment." I know that seems a little obvious but when you're in it you feel it's the only option. She definitely opened my eyes a bit.
If you are in the Boston area and want to take a class from my friend Joanna, she teaches at North End Yoga + South Boston Yoga. Her classes are fantastic. I sweat so much she needed to bring me a towel in the middle of teaching. I really loved her class. When I go to visit I'll have to make a pit stop in the city. Her website is joannabenevides.com
So I think the wild flowers above are a nice little symbol of freedom for this practice. I really love this watercolor.. especially with the piles of snow outside, it's a reminder of spring. As always, Adriene leads a relaxing and empowering practice in day 23. I don't want it to end! I have a feeling this yoga challenge will quickly become my new "series on Netflix that I just watch on repeat." BUT she does have other videos that I am very excited to dive into.
Take care, be well, and happy Sunday!