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Monday, September 30, 2013

An Exciting Revelation!!

How in the world did I left all of September go by without a single blog update...  How??
Honest...I get to my studio, almost daily, its the posting that never makes it out of my thoughts!!
I have had a revelation though, as it relates to my serious fear/frustration of painting on a canvas...
I have been beating myself up about not workin on canvas because somehow, I felt that once I started, I had to finish in the sitting...crazy I know, but that was just stuck in my head...Start today, finish with a bang...today!!!
I was druving myself nuts with "the pressure", then, it just dawned on me...I don't have to have all of the ideas ready and done in one sitting...kudos if I do...but a canvas can take weeks, right???
So, heres a start
Its a start, and it now sits on my easel to wait as I take some time to let it grow...and figure out what needs to happen next...sure is a lot less frustration that way...
It may completely change by the time Im done with it, but I'm totally ok with that...
Until next time,


Bren Thebeau said...

Sure glad you worked that out! Good to see you diving in with a great start on a new painting. Let it simmer away, inspiration will come

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Ophelia,
So nice to see you post again.:)
Love your journal pages and YES take your time with the canvas! I love the colors you have used so far on it.

Terri Corona said...

What a great breakthrough! I too have large canvas anxiety so I can relate. I love the start you gotten, wonderful colors.

And thank you for the sweet comment that I just saw - I'm definitely having fun!

ACreativeDream June Crawford said...

Time slips far too fast, that's how September got away from you! Thanks so much for dropping by my little spot in the blog-o-sphere, I hope you'll consider joining the ATC swap!

And, that canvas is going to be so much fun, I can already tell!!!

jinxxxygirl said...

You know if i remember right the Great Masters took YEARS to do some of their paintings didn't they?? No time limit! Just enjoy yourself! Hugs! deb

missy k said...

I love the start of your canvas.... it will tell you when it is ready to be painted on again!!!

I am really enjoying the Melody Ross class :) Seems to be just what I need right now!

Karen x

Jackie said...

Great journal spreads and I love the first layer of your canvas. I shall come back to see how it progresses. it's funny how we put ourselves under pressure, isn't it?!


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