As many of you know, I’m an aspiring watercolorist. It’s rare that I ever feel any of my work is worthy of sharing with anyone. I’m mostly just in the trial and error learning stages as I find my way but so many of you have been so supportive, every here and there I like to check in with ya’ll on my progress and share what I’m working on and more importantly – what I’m learning.
So, this is a painting I like.
I think. 😉
I’m not sure if it’s done or not.
My teacher encouraged me to frame it and set it aside where I could study it and give it a breather to see if over time I can begin to overlook the niggling little errors and appreciate it as a whole just for what it is. (Not what I had visions of and hoped it would be).
It’s amazing how much a little space and distance can help you forget all that you were so intent on trying to achieve and execute and just appreciate what you ended up with.
Just like a film. Or a script. Or a relationship. Or any other worthwhile endeavor.
If anything, watercolor is teaching me to just let it flow! 😉 Enjoy the process. Appreciate what comes naturally. Celebrate the lucky little miracle mistakes along the way. Forgive yourself for every last little thing that didn’t go your way – and let it go. You can’t control water! 😉 And the merging of colors in ways you could never have imagined or forced is just divine.
Here’s my new little “art studio” I’ve crammed into a corner of my writing home office.
It’ll do for now.