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.
Noticing: I am still thinking too much. For example, when she was sketching in the
flowers, I caught myself worrying too much about not having mine “look right”. I have to keep reminding myself the idea of
her exercises is to not think, just do.
Thus the reason for practicing with her ever week, hoping it will kick
in soon for me.
She used a stamp to create the triangles which I did not
have. Instead I simply painted them in. I do want to practice using acrylics with
stamps. I will be joining Daisy Yellow’s
2015 and I put this on my list of things to practice.
What I learned:
ØShe occasionally wipes her brushes clean but
never washes them when changing colors.
Often, she goes from one color to the next and the colors mix together
as she paints the page. While this is in
part of keeping within the 15 minutes I find myself preferring to clean my
brush before going to another color (but I’m not keeping within 15 minutes
ØArtists don’t always like what they create,
either. She admits , like this week, she
doesn't always like the pages when they are done but as she points out, “The point is to keep going, so I did. I am
always of the mindset that next week will be better.” Knowing this helps me to keep going.