The Love Of Me

The love of me mixed media art collage from Chinakwe Mini Art Series Collection created by artist Caroline Chinakwe

Nothing rings truer than the love of self. With all that is happening and has happened around the world over the past 2 years and as we approach our 3rd year of a new normal, loving yourself has never seemed more important. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we sometimes look externally to find love. For some men and women, the thought of not having that special someone to share that day of love with will fill you with dread. That lonely feeling of truly being alone, not being wanted or loved by that special somebody. Hoping to at least receive a text message from that mysterious person that has secretly had a crush on you and waiting till this day to let you know just how they feel…but nothing comes. So how does that make you feel? 

Less loved?

Less wanted?

Less valued?

Less appreciated?

Less liked?

Less important?

For me, the love of self is the love of me. At a very young age, I was lucky enough to understand the importance of loving myself. I knew I wanted to like the person I saw in the mirror every day and to do that, I started working on the things I didn’t like about myself. This love of self grew with confidence and self-assurance and the belief that I was good enough for anything. 

The love of me mixed media art collage from Chinakwe Mini Art Series Collection created by artist Caroline Chinakwe

This love of self carried me through everything I did and do in life and was my support during the hard times when I lacked confidence and didn’t feel so self-assured. 

The love of self helped me through relationships and self-doubt.

The love of self meant I knew my value and worth as a black female living in a white country.

The love of self-taught me that I had what it took to succeed in whatever I wanted to do.

The love of self gave me the strength to forgive and not to hold on to things.

The love of self reminded me that I was my own competition, I set my own standard of greatness.

The love of self reminded me that I was good enough and would always be good enough.

The love of me mixed media art collage from Chinakwe Mini Art Series Collection created by artist Caroline Chinakwe

The love of self takes us to ‘The Love of Me’ and the launch of my new series of affordable artwork that is a continuation from the ‘Colourism’ series. This mini collection will include 3 variants, over 2 colourways. 

‘The Love Of Me’ is a reminder that we have everything we need in us to feel loved, special, wanted, needed, perfect, valued and appreciated.

Click here to shop the new Love Of Me Art Series!

Useful Links: 

'Colourism' Collection

Read more about Caroline Chinakwe:

https://chinakwe.com/pages/the-artist

https://chinakwe.com/blogs/chinakwe-lifestyle-blog/conversation-with-caroline

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