Happy hump day.
Remember the sailboat painting?
I finally continued it last night...
The sailboats aren't all yellow in reality.
At this point, i'm just looking at dark and light
and i'll be adding the color of each boat later.
Initially, i thought i would paint the sky around the white lines (sail posts)
and then i wondered why the hell would i do that
instead of just painting the white lines after the sky is done?!
Sometimes, when i'm painting, i get caught up in the moment
and i think my brain ceases to function.
My heart works fine,
but my brain is sometimes a little off.
I know professional artists who paint from left to right.
Some who paint the front first,
and work their way back.
Some who paint the lighter colors first,
and then the dark.
There's no right or wrong way to paint.
Don't let anyone tell you it needs to be done
a certain way
to qualify as art.
The only way it needs to be done
is your way.
I always look forward to sitting for another few hours with a painting.I'll post the finished piece on my blog when it's done.
Flora Bowley recently said something that i thought was interesting.
She talked about the importance of just painting
(or journaling, or writing, etc.)
The percentage of time we spend making art
should be higher
than the percentage of time we spend on the computer
looking for inspiration.
We all need inspiration now and then
but more than anything -
we just need to do our own thing,
share it with the world,
and go to our next own thing, right?
I watched a 20 min. video on TED yesterday
that i thought was profound.
Brené Brown, on vulnerability.
You can watch it here.
I believe that being vulnerable
is necessary in art.
If we never risk anything
and keep ourselves safe and protected in our little bubble all the time,
how can that ever be growth?
How can being static ever become the birthplace of creativity?
I believe creativity happens because there is vulnerability.
A little reminder...
for those interested in leaving their names
for my 1st giveaway (scuba girl!)
you can do it here!
Draw happens tonight!