I have been working on this drawing, getting the sketching done, for a few days now, progressing quite nicely. Working on the placement of facial features and placing shadows. I was starting to feel rather proud of my new piece of art. Today I decided it was time to add paint to my sketching.
Well... I have absolutely no idea what happened but something went haywire. I'm painting, laughing, and chanting there's no mistakes in art...there's no mistakes in art...there's no mistakes in art. It was enough noise to bring my husband into my studio. He took one solemn look at my piece of art and said "I don't think that's true, anymore". All I could do was laugh. I tell you what, it feels refreshing to be able to laugh at where I am on this creative path. There was a time, not so long ago, that my "perfectionism" would have squelched any possibility of enjoyment. Not now. There's a plaque on my wall that says "set forth with joy in your heart and follow the path of your dreams". Dang it... that's what I intend to do. I am soooo grateful for the joy of creating art.
Here she is right now. I'm such a brave girl!!!
Take a moment and chant with me...there's no mistakes in art...there's no mistakes in art...there's no mistake in art. I'll let you see her when she's done.