I don't labor over paintings. I breathe in and out. I ponder things, places and people. While my brain is doing this, my hand paints.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
The other day, I played dinosaurs with my grandson, and then did a painting of dinosaurs in the trees, the way I've been painting fish into the branches of trees for years. So these themes evolve, too.
Liam brought me a plastic dinosaur and asked what kind it was. I looked on the underside of it to see if there was a name, but the only word there was CHINA. "Oh," I said, "this is a Chinasaur."
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
I thought I couldn't do math. I never memorized my multiplication tables. All through elementary school, Jr. High and High School, even in to college, I believed that I COULD NOT do math. Then, as part of my nursing education, I had to take a math aptitude test. I thought "I might as well just quit now, because I can't do math." Then a college counselor shared a book with me called All The Math You'll Ever Need. I took it home and read it cover to cover, and worked every equation in the book. Then I turned around and aced the test.
The big shock for me was when I realized that art is math. It's all math. All the drawing I'd been doing my whole life was MATH!
My own misconceptions about myself held me back from achieving what I actually had the ability to do.
I do not want to allow fear to rule my life. I want to do those things that other people might think that I can't do. More importantly, I want to step out of my comfort zone and do the things that I didn't believe I could do.