I have had a couple of weeks with few commitments and I have put my brushes down for the duration of this unexpected break. Instead I am catching up on daily life efforts that I have let go for too long. At the end of each day, the experience has given me a feeling of great accomplishment and peace of mind. I look forward to another week of the same. Here's to starting the year at peace with my surroundings. Back to my brushes soon.
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." William Arthur Ward
It has been awhile since I posted, but I've been at my brushes. I had finished a painting and upon reflection decided to have another try at it. I changed the focus of detail. I changed the color triad I used. I changed the size. I prefer this one to the first. But I see something in this one that I would like to try again. I'll pursue that later this year. I am ready now to start a new painting that will take me a few months to complete, but I am looking forward to starting it soon. Sometimes my choices appear more like an obstacle course. Back to my brushes.
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas A. Edison