Flora, my painting instructor, tells us to imagine that we all have connected roots (so to speak) hidden
below the water. She has encouraged us to lower the water level to show more of ourselves --
that is, our authentic selves. So, my friends, I'm lowering the water level here by telling you
I have experienced all kinds of emotions in this class. At several points, I could hear my
inner critic telling me I really am not a painter. I took the time to look at my paintings hanging
on the wall to remind myself that, in fact, I am a painter.
When I look at these paintings still pretty much in the beginning stages, I have to keep telling myself to
trust the process. I have to tell myself very loudly, because it's easy to get
discouraged. I've never painted like this. It is at once freeing and discouraging. That's because I'm
expecting them to look like something!
I've been really hesitant to post these images but today I'm lowering the water level and
just baring my self/paintings for all to see. She used a quote from Dr. Seuss --
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind” -Dr. Suess
I think that puts things in perspective, doesn't it.
I'm adding another layer or two today.
Have a beautiful, peaceful, happy day! You deserve it.