So I thought I'd explain the significance of that phrase & why I had it written on a bracelet (see previous post). A few years ago I was going through a particularly stressful time where I was constantly in worry mode. I woke up one morning with this sentence in my head..."Everything you need, you carry around with you." I don't know where it came from - whether I dreamed it or picked it up somewhere - but I like to think it was my inner-wisdom sending me a little message to help me put things back in perspective & stop fussing about inconsequential things. It was the inspiration behind this picture (top right), which was one of my very first vector illustrations when I was learning how to use Illustrator.
And so started my fascination with masked women. There's something so powerful about this image - I keep drawing it over & over again. She turned up again in Giddyup & more recently, my Benediction series.