...a few things. Yes, I shook off the dreary realization that I had ruined my last piece and would need to start again. That's what I get for trying something new. Not that I am averse to trying new things, but it wasn't the best time to jump in that pool. So I share from the experience the following: Choose your moments wisely; be wary of untried products; and most importantly, establish a ritual to get over defeat. In all honesty, some would not have noticed or cared with what I judged to be a deal breaker. It matters not, for now it is nothing but ashes in a landfill; never to be seen or judged by anyone. For me, this ritual is uplifting and I derive from it an overwhelming feeling of freedom. For me It reestablishes the drive to persevere....then I top it off with a cold beer and a hot dog at sunset. Cheers!
Next, I must share my delight with my newest watercolor sketchbook that was handmade especially for me by my niece. Beautifully bound, it is a treasure I will endeavor to fill with worthy subjects. Its empty pages are an inspiration to get busy...or out more...not sure which.
Lastly, I am pleased to share that my painting "A Different Measure" has been juried into the 2017 Watercolor USA exhibition which will be on display from June 3, 2014 - August 27, 2017 at the
Springfield Art Museum, 111 East Brookside Drive, Springfield, Missouri. Many thanks to the judge, Laurin McCracken for including my work and congratulations to all the exhibitors. Back to my brushes.
"Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams" - Corin Nemec