I believe everyone’s life has a purpose. We are here to discover that purpose then use whatever gifts were bestowed upon us to make this world a better place. Some of us are fortunate as we know at an early age what that purpose is. Others, well, we go along, often digressing from the road that will take us there. This is me. Now on the other side of 50, I am finding my way back to that road that will lead to my life’s purpose. Welcome to my journey.
The first one came when she did her writing. What is she
writing? More importantly, what do I write? After a minute or two of paralyzing thoughts I
simply copied some words from my favorite desk
When she started painting the tree I came to several mini
1.When I filled
in the tree with the oil pastel my pencil smeared but hers didn’t appear to,
why? Later I realized I was
gessoing my pages because they are thin and she wasn’t. Was this why?
Of course I had to know.
This obviously wasn’t the answer so is it
the paper, the pencil I’m using or because I am using Crayola oil pastels and
she is using these? Does it
make a difference that hers are water soluble?
covers oil pastels?
3.What is the
difference between fluorescent pink (which she used) and neon pink (which I
had)? After several minutes of
Google searching no answer appeared and I decided it didn’t matter because I
was going to use what I had. I still want to know so the research will
continue when I go to the craft store and do a comparison.
4.The Stibilo black
pencil just smeared and made a mess when I applied the acrylic paint but hers
didn’t appear to, why?
I am unhappy with the pencils smearing but the whole idea
behind these sessions is practicing and learning.
What I learned this week:
Øto use water colors as a background
Øbrown is not a color I want to use again
Øuntil I can figure out the pencil smearing I
need to write with permanent black pen.
Øbetter yet, don’t use the oil pastels with
either of the pencils.
ØI need to let go of worrying that my scribbling
don’t look like scribbling and simply do it.