One of the secrets of a happy life
is continuous small treats.
- Iris Murdoch
A few photos of last night's painting,
although i got carried away pretty quickly
and forgot to take "in between" photos.
They basically go from the starting point...
to the end point.
At first, all those lines in the yellowy-mustard color
made me think of the gates of hell.
Don't ask me why, since i don't believe in hell.
I do know, however, that If there was a hell,
there would be more than one entrance. :-)
I was tempted to paint over them
cause i really didn't like where it was going
but then reminded myself
to let go.
Just go with whatever feels right for your next move,
your next brush stroke,
your next color.
That's not always easy to do,
because although we may not have an image in our heads
of what the final painting will look like,
we usually know what we don't like
and when we SEE what we don't like in our own brush strokes,
we're tempted to erase them,
paint them over.
we need to allow this transformation
to take place naturally.
So I resisted the temptation
(another difficult task sometimes...)
and kept the yellow gates where they were
they became more organic
and turned into seeds
and then trees.
...then a word that speak to me, for whatever reason...
and there you have it.
Just like the taste in my mouth
after i ate one of these little babies...
Are there any other chocolate lovers out there?
Don't all scream at the same time.
Wishing you all a wonderful day filled with
whatever your little heart desires.