it is friday and i am home...
i have been traveling every weekend for the past several weeks and although i absolutely LOVE teaching, meeting new friends and immersing myself in the creative process, i am really happy to be home.
life moves too fast sometimes for me, so fast i can't even spend the time blogging like i would like. so today, no giveaways, no announcements, just me.
i have even spent some time just playing with my camera bags and getting all the envisioned ideas i have for them out of my head. i swear to you if i do not get my time to just play and purge my head of ideas for too long my family will find me curled up in some corner rocking and repeating crazy phrases like, "acrylic paint drippage." or "it must rub the canvas with the paint."
so i played with tattered angels mist, ruffles and inks
this is how i learn and grow as an artist. it literally fulfills a need, the desire for play, and it feels good to take the time to do it. i do not love every technique, not sure i am happy with the results of every medium i used, but now i know...and i also know i love this canvas medium, lots of splashes of color and believe it or not...i think i am loving the bling (i swore i wouldn't).
i leave you with this thought today.
the greatest thing i have learned in the past 2 years is that failure isn't a bad thing. refusing to learn from it is. failure allows us to find our way, learn from ourselves and grow. sometimes failure is the universes way of letting us know we wouldn't be happy following that path and challenging us to find a new one, a more rewarding one.
don't be afraid to try something new and fail...be afraid not to.