Saturday, October 06, 2007
Snow is coming down like its November
This is what I woke up to. I took this pictures out my windows. It was supposed to rain all weekend, so this is quite s surprise. My grass is now almost covered and the trees are heavily laden. It looks pretty from the inside. The flakes are starting to get bigger now. It doesn't usually snow like this till about the second week in November. This is so strange. Happily I don't have to drive in it.
This morning as I tried to sleep in I thought what is it that I want to do for the Be Brave challenge. The premise is to do one thing that scares you every day. I decided I will do a painting. I'll be using the techniques I learned from Misty this past summer. I have a history of taking classes and then when I get home I don't do it again. I have used some of these techniques in journal pages and ATC's but nothing of any size yet. So that is my goal today and I will post the piece later today.
One thing that I want to start developing is my own style. I think that is what I admire about Misty, Violette, Judy Wise, and others. When you look at their work you can get to the point where you recognize their work. They all have unique ways of doing faces. I often wish I could do what they do but then I do realize that I have to my own thing and that there is something in me that needs expression. I think the beginning has to be I just need to start painting and sharing and my style will develop all on its own without any conscious effort on my part.
I know I have talked like this before but I do find talking about it and doing and feeling it in your soul are two different things. I think that is why this One Thing challenge is so powerful. I use it as an excuse to do things I might not have the courage or drive to do otherwise.
Quote of the Day: "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." ~e.e. cummings