I am learning to value myself. I believe and strongly practice kindness to others and hold dear to my heart the saying which we are all taught growing up ‘treat others the way you would like to be treated’. However one person I am not kind to is the person I spend the most time with, that person being me. Every day starts off the same, the perfectionist parasite takes over as soon as I wake, I am not pretty enough, not smart enough and simply not good enough. I am learning to expand kindness within and around me. Creativity and self love are values which should be encouraged, where you shouldn’t let perfectionism take over but allow fun and freedom to allow you to enter into a state of flow and quiet the negative voice between your ears. It is a state of relaxation where you are fully present in the moment and not worrying about the past and future. My magenta flamingo is piece of art created in a state of flow, it reflects the beauty I wish to one day see inside myself and in the things I do.