10 Facts Every Woman Should Know * Pause and Paint

10 Facts Every Woman Should Know

Dear beautiful women,

Lately, I have been surrounding myself with a lot of women in my painting workshops. It’s been an incredibly humbling experience to see women walk in my studio looking timid and somewhat nervous about painting and them bloom as they get to start having fun with the paints!

Elevate Yourself Instead of Putting Yourself Dowm.

There is still something I hear too often nonetheless and that is how so many women feel insecure. I get it. But what I wish to share with you today are these 10 facts every woman should know. I found them on Facebook this morning and I was inspired to paint and share this with you.

YOU ARE LOVED!! GOD LOVES YOU…and that will never change.

Here we go,

1. Everyone has rolls when they bend over.
2. When someone tells you that you’re beautiful, believe them. They aren’t lying.
3. Sometimes we all wake up with breath that could kill a goat.
4. For every woman unhappy with her stretch marks is another woman who wishes she had them.
5. You should DEFINITELY have more confidence. And if you saw yourself the way that others see you, you would.
6. Don’t look for a man to save you. Be able to save yourself.
7. It’s okay to not love every part of your body…but you should.
8. We all have that one friend who seems to have it all together. That woman with the seemingly perfect life. Well, you might be that woman to someone else.
9. You should be a priority. Not an option, a last resort, or a backup plan.
10. You’re a woman. And that alone makes you pretty damn remarkable.
– Austin Blood


Nathalie Villeneuve is a Canadian-born visual artist. Her paintings are best described as Expressionist meets Parisian chic. Villeneuve’s, strong influence of Franz Marc, a German printmaker considered a pioneer of the German Expressionist movement, creates a series of heavy lines contrasting bright colors fading into soft brush strokes on canvas. Her body of work depicts women in dance, cinema, photography and even the mundane such as sitting at a Cafe or by the beach. The scenes she creates on canvas consists of elegant, long-legged feminine figures gracefully perched and seem frozen in time during moments of peaceful reflections. Villeneuve, a Meriden resident has shown her artwork at various galleries and venues in Connecticut and Canada. She now has a growing body of collectors throughout the U.S. Northeast. Ms. Villeneuve studied at the Dicksen Art Center/UCLA under Professor Roger Herman towards receiving her Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Art. For more information: www.NathalieVilleneuve.com


  1. Beverley Golden /

    Love the post and the “reminders” that we so often forget to own in our lives. Although I do see things shifting, the things we learned while growing up seem to stay with us and influence (even on a subconscious level) how we walk in the world. Unlearning them is the journey of life and staying present to them, is where the transformation can happen. I re-read the 10 things wanting to say which one(s) spoke to me the loudest, and as it turns out…they all do!

  2. Nathalie Villeneuve /

    I laughed at it too Summer, and sometimes that’s another thing we forget to do, laugh at ourselves 😉

  3. Nathalie Villeneuve /

    I like the concept you speak of about unlearning thing which do not serve our walk through our journey. Staying present and facing the moments of struggle to uncover these things is so key/ I find that when I paint I can empty my mind and become more aware. That’s why I love sharing my joy of painting with others.

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