Sunday am is my favorite time/day of the week. The house is quiet, my angels are still sleeping, a cup of tea at my art desk. So peaceful… At this moment, I am always filled with gratitude, for all the blessings in my life. I am thankful.
This morning, I decided to treat myself and took out my arches watercolor paper block. As usual, I drew a face. But this time, I did something different. Instead of rushing to paint her, I took my time.
As I lay the watercolor on the paper, I watch it spread slowly on the page…. Feathering out, looking for a damp spot on the paper.. It was magical. “I should slow down and enjoy the process more often. This is so much fun!” I tell myself.
Too often I rush into it, anxious to see the end result. By taking the time, I was able to truly enjoy the true splendor of watercolor, the joys of painting.
I loved the painting at this stage and thought I could just stop here. Why not?… But I couldn’t… It kept calling me to add more color to her. So I did. Slowly… Enjoying how the colors interact with each other, with the water and how different colors look next to each other. I did restrain myself and left some white space (that is usually my problem)😉
She is done and I titled her “Give yourself the permission to be a beautiful mess”. Yes,.. And that I am, a beautiful mess💖