I painted this yesterday and really felt vulnerable sharing it. As I thought it was terrible. And I am a terrible landscape painter.
Heard from lots of people on Facebook.. all encouraging and also a good reminder of why I paint and how I should speak to myself.
So I decided to paint again. This time I am just going to enjoy it. And acknowledge that I still have a lot to learn. But I will not apologize for my work or say I am terrible. Practice practice practice…
While I acknowledge I still have lots to improve, I am proud of myself for not giving up. And for being kind to myself.
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Finally squeezed some time out to paint. I forgot just how good it feels to just focus on the flow of the ink, the details of the eye, the nose, the lips… so relaxing. Resting my brain… So thankful for art 🙏
A very special birthday to my boy. Can’t believe he is 21 years old. So proud of the man he is growing up into. I ask myself every year, where did all the years go by? Felt like it was only yesterday when he was this little… holding my hand with his little hand…. a good reminder to enjoy the present. Because I know I will be asking myself the same question next year…
Another fun day playing with mixed media and collage. Started playing with acrylic paint on the background. Then cut a girl out of magazine. Gesso, paint and modeling paste for her skirt. I think she is in paradise.. her very own.
Before and After. I love the unknown possibility of every mixed media piece. Layer by layer, magic unfolds itself to me. “Magic is in the mess” Brene Brown. Collage and mixed media. Love playing with modeling paste on her blouse. I love this grungy girl.