Sunday, October 23, 2011
So today is the beginning of the next class of FEARLESS Painting. This Class is called DEEP. I am soooo excited to get started. I can't wait to see what amazing things I will uncover about myself through this process, and what cool stuff I will create. Soooo many layers came off in the first class. I feel like I am going to get down to the good stuff this time.
Today I am preparing for painting in the fall/winter. I have to move my studio out of the sun room, into the mud room where its warm. The mud room has a whole different feel to it and not as much natural light but I am thinkin' it may bring something new and different to the painting process-we'll see. If I don't like it in there, I can always put on a parka and move back into the sun room....here's hoping for a short winter.
So something that was mentioned in class this morning was the idea that as artists, we are called to create and for me there is no other choice but to answer the call. I tried to think back to a time when I wasn't creating and I can't think of one. I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I am trying to be the artist I was when I was little, when I just painted, colored, drew, etc. and never questioned whether I could do it or was good at it. When it didn't matter what it looked like-it was always fabulous to me....if you couldn't figure out what it was, it was your problem, not a reflection of my skill. I love process painting because it lets me just paint and be that little kid again. It isnt about perfection, composition, blah, blah, blah. It's just about being intuitive, connect to creative source, being present, listening, trusting, and enjoying the process without attachment to the outcome.....kind of a road map for life. Hmm.
Anyway, I will be sharing my lessons learned, found wisdom, and of course some art...stay tuned! Be Fearless!!