The last time I felt this pit in my stomach was in Bali – last December… A physical pain that took over my soul for days. No matter how strong I may be emotionally, my life is complicated. This last moment was when a friend that I confined in, took a stab at my vulnerability & brought me down to earth.. in his words, at least… I wanted to feel alive again – so I took my friend on a journey to the volcano for his birthday. We drove on our scooters for 3 1/2 hours in ash, lava and rain to witness something majestic. I saw a puppy be thrown off the side of the road – that fu*ked me up hard… I saw villages washed away in the slush in moments… and people covered in ash from head to toe holding everything they owned in their hands.. My life was being shaken by mother nature and awaken by God. I knew I had one option – to keep going, and no matter what was on the other side, things would get better… As soon as we hit the top of the mountain.. two earth quake tremors shook the ground and the volcano spewed with ash.. I can visually see the ash cloud as if Im standing there again. Here I am, going thru life moments again – this time with love. It will never be the same .. I desperately need an escape.. and that’s how Im feeling right now – fighting for air and looking for that life-changing moment again. I’m waiting for it.
This is my largest painting ever designed; it sits in Bali; Indonesia. During the week of my art show; I was super sick. I had to see a doctor who arrived on a scooter… and take IV drips and coconut delivery to stay hydrated. I was so emotionally exhausted when I put together all of […]
( REPOST ) Happy Independence Day 🇮🇩🇮🇩There was a time of my life when I thought I would never leave Indonesia. The island of the gods. More than 1700 islands make up Indonesia, each one of them has its own language. most common is Bahasa. I lived for one year in #BaliIndonesia 🇮🇩 I set a goal […]
My paradise … the first villa that I enjoyed in Bali, Indonesia. This was the view overlooking my living room. It was a difficult struggle to become holistic in another country. Not to mention, the resources were limited for medical attention. If something serious happened, you would need to fly to Australia for care. I […]
Hosted a wonderful #artistshowcase in @greatlakescoffee in Midtown, Detroit featuring my #abstract collections. 👄 Feedback was beautiful, I posted my story on the wall so others could read about my condition and roots of the city. I sold a few paintings and gave many away.. I would rather brighten up someone’s home with one of my energetic masterpiece; than to earn […]
Happy Independence Day to Indonesia. 🔴🔴 Of course, an artist will display their pride in their home! I was having a dark period – more black in many of my paintings.👄 When you transition your body to be released of all medications; your soul becomes pure. I was letting go — losing weight, working out, […]
My art space in Bali, Indonesia — Have some of the greatest photos & moments when this hold thing went down. I missed my flight on the night before to go into Australia or South Korea; whatever headed back to the States. Missed the flight completely; and then was asked by Joshua of The Gate […]
Always be a Bali Babe – The healthiest that Ive Ever Been 🥥 View this post on Instagram This was a routine.. going for an iced latte – enjoying the sunshine and soaking up the vibes. Bali, babe! #baliindonesia Follow my main Instagram profile @missydi 😍☺😘 A post shared by Melissa Divietri (@missydi.jpeg) […]