This is a 5x7 original gouache and watercolor painting. It is painted on professional watercolor paper. 


‘It’s Gotten Too Heavy For Me To Carry Alone’. 

My word of the year is surrender. Pretty much all of my anxiety, stress, panic, and fear comes from me trying to take on everything by myself. It comes from the pressure I put on myself to be the best wife, sister, daughter, friend, and business owner I can be. And guess what? Everything gets overwhelming real fast. 


I’ve had this painting in my head for a year and a half. I wanted it to be the first thing I painted in 2022 because I want my year to be full of surrender. I can’t do it alone. I can’t hold it all alone. Only when I ask and plead and invite Christ to carry it with me, to carry it FOR me, does my anxiety and fear and heartache start to dissipate. Surrender to Him. That is what I yearn for. To me surrender doesn’t mean giving up. It means being vulnerable enough to recognize when I need help. Recognizing that life is too hard and too big to carry all by myself.


This painting is an image from my heart, a prayer I whisper often. ‘It’s gotten too heavy for me to carry alone, I think I need your help’. And without question, my big brother is there.

It's Gotten Too Heavy For Me To Carry Alone 5.5x7 original painting