Take the plunge

Take the plunge.:. Whispers my heart. And I listened. All in. Embracing what’s to come. It is scary, exhilarating, satisfying all at once. This is how I have always chosen to live life. I don’t know any other way. Sometimes I am rewarded with surprises and delights along the way, sometimes with surprises that hurt. That is life. And the only way I know how to live life.

Best for last

I love to paint eyes. Windows to the soul… and I always leave it to the last.. as I work through the painting… painting the eyes is like a little treat for myself… bringing her to life, making me smile.

How many of you do that too? leaving the best for last…

You just know

Sometimes I paint a piece and I am just not happy with it. I can’t put my finger on it. I would put it away and work on other pieces. One day I come back to it again and an inspiration will hit me and viola. I know it is done. In my eyes. This is the before. The one below is the after. Do you have the same experience?

When in doubt

When in doubt, make a mess, add a face and call it done. I have drawn many faces, I never get tired of it… I am loving this altered book. Practicing how to paint bigger.

Happy Easter!

My girl took a walk, played and got messy. She is free. Happy Easter!!

Started with messy background and a magazine cutout
Added more paint and modeling paste on her dress. Did not feel right to me
I decided to mess up her dress and suddenly I like it!