πš‚πšƒπ™Ύπšπšˆ 𝙾𝙡 π™Όπšˆ 𝙻𝙸𝙡𝙴 | by artist Samira Stritzel

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This photo above was included in the “Artists and their Workspaces” article in Artwalk Magazine Issue 02.

Story of my Life by artist Samira Stritzel

I’m Samira, and I will tell you my story. Since I was a little girl, I love painting my soul out of the canvas or paper. My parents always supported my creativity ☺️ When I grew up, I lost my focus on painting. I was working as a pediatric nurse on a care unit for early-born babies & very sick newborns. I love this job! I love helping the little ones πŸ™‚ But between all these important things I was done there, I really lost my focus, my passion, my creativity, my art. But the most dramatic thing about that:

I lost myself.Β 

One day in January 2021 I was getting life-threatening sick. I was laying in the hospital without knowing what’s going on. I couldn’t see anything, I was not able to speak right & couldn’t move my body like I wanted to. This time was really scary for me. The doctors found out I had a crack in my meninges. The liquor that is protecting the brain was flowing out there & my brain wasn’t working as before. I was fighting for my life. Since I began to heal I was learning so much about myself & my body. And about my soul.Β  I was fighting my way back to me.

And I Won!

Especially I was finding my way back to my roots: my creativity & Art. My passion that I lost all the past years. With the help of my Art I learned how to accept my body as the one I’m living in ☺️ and I learned how to love my body with everything on it.Β  It’s MY body. My body carries me through the darkest times of life & I shouldn’t fight against him as I did in this time I was so sick.

I learned to love myself again ❀️

Now I want to speak through my Artwork & help other (young) women to find their ways back to themselves. I want to inspire how important self-love is to everyone of us & how beautiful all our body shapes are! Everybody deserves so much love.Β  Everybody deserves so much love. So let’s make a statement that you are meant to be happy, not perfect!Β  You can come as you are & be who you wanna be. Just be yourself & love yourself. Because the most important relationship in our life is the relationship to ourselves ❀️

So today I’m still learning & healing. I’m painting wonderful bodies in all types & shapes to show the world that everyone I a beautiful soul who is living in a wonderful aesthetic body, their own temple. Through this process, I am able to accept my scars. Because they tell a story: they remember me of when life tried to break me but failed! And that is my power. My body is my power!

I live & I love ❀️ and so are you!

Always Remember.

Connect with Samira

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@samira_leona_
EXHIBITION: 26.11.21-31.01.22Β @art.craft.living
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