Some new light is rising in my life. I am so glad I went out on the edge to do the "Gifts of Imperfection" e-course and the painting e-course. Both classes stretched my creative soul. I am currently doing the second half of the "Gifts" class. The first guidepost this week, entitled, "I am a creative being", fit like a glove considering all the painting I've been doing. Healing scars in my creative life was the most beneficial exercise this week.
art requires perfectionjust paint over it and try again you are not talented enough "they" don't know your potential why make art when so many are more talented than youyou make art because it heals you you are not patient enoughput the work down and come back later no one around you makes artdare to be different and invite others to join you art is only a way to get validationextend yourself to others while you share your art
My inspiration was a picture of my maternal grandmother. I tried to capture her serenity and strength. Her fruit was courage, perseverance, and commitment. As a seamstress, she sewed for us all, but also for herself. Her clothes always had lace around the edges to give her a feminine look.
To finish this painting required starting over and covering the lettering, repainting her face, and adding texture and new color three times. I love where it is today. I also love that I can see the original peeking through in many places. I know the artist who first covered this canvas. I respect and honor her and in no way wanted to discredit her work, but I wanted to reclaim the space and add my own vision. This all helped to start the healing and I am committed to my creative life.