Give yourself permission to be a beautiful mess 

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💖


2 thoughts on “Give yourself permission to be a beautiful mess 

  1. Geri Skinner says:

    Love your ladies faces. Each one different and tells a story…Your watercolors sing and feel light. Makes such a difference. Just wanted you to know your art gives me “hope” . Finished chemotherapy treatments a couple months ago and anxious to get back to normal. In remission now .Miss my hair and hope that it comes back in a few months. Just returned to art and it’s so relaxing. and healing. It’s great visiting you and joining the family of artists. Thank you….

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    • tlow1260 says:

      Thank you Geri, for your kind comments. It makes me so happy to know that my art gives you hope. That is an honor. Thank you. Welcome back to art! Have loads of fun! Art is so special and healing. I am always thankful for what art has done for my emotional health. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Happy arting!!!


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