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He famously said, ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.'” -Thomas Edison
I love this and it is so true. I know more than ever what I want to do with my life and once again my art is the primary source of making this happen. What do you all think?
I am a fan of Ed Sheeran and an even bigger fan when I read that he wrote A-team in a matter of days…pretty awesome! When asked how he does it he quotes words by John Mayer, “If you want to be good at something do it about 5,000 times.”
Here is my beginning practice. I feel more and more confident. I still have a long way to go. What are you working on?
These are hand drawings and colored with Prisma watercolor pencils.
How any times have you heard this little saying. So last night I tuned in to the making of FROZEN the Disney movie. I tuned in and was intrigued at how over 600 people worked together as an awesome team to create this amazing movie I have yet to see. I am not sure why I haven’t seen it because I think it is an amazing movie and story. So many little details come together to create the movie. I realized that it is in the details that we to can learn and create a masterpiece. The story was great but it didn’t come to life without the right gestures, settings, and every single element that makes this film seem everything but a fairytale. It is a story of love and courage and embracing who you are. Who can’t relate to this.
My point is that no matter what a person does it has to be all in the details. My art, well I realize that I do love the purpose behind every quote and poem. The details and details of spacing and getting every letter right is what I need to focus on. I have had some great practice and will be posting my practice in the days to come.
that you can’t keep doing the same thing you are doing and expect things to change. I read this article and what impeccable timing. The article was about how successful people learn from mistakes and move on. Successful people make the changes and eventually get it right. I realize these days more than ever, what really makes me happy. It is in knowing that someone, and that someone these days is the children I have been guest teaching, learned something valuable and that knowledge is power. It is wonderful to know that you can learn something and potentially change the world. I realize that for me all I love to do is think about what motivates me and the words in a song or book. All I want to do is do this share my thoughts via art and well the artwork I create.
Here is an update on my hand printing and drawing. It means the world to me that I can inspire others, especially children. I have been having a hard time working on my art and feeling down that it is taking time to prosper. I will give it all the time it needs. I am making changes and learning so much. I know it will be worth it. I have this idea that I would like to write a children’s book. How do I go about doing this? I am determined to find out. What are you recognizing these days as the love that you want to pursue and focus on making the changes to make it happen?
So I played a little at Disneyland on Sunday. I had a great time. I know I have asked this question before but I still am reminded of it. On the ride you play a series of games to earn points. You also get a percentage accuracy. I scored high on the accuracy but little points. My family member scored twice as many points and received less accuracy. What is better and why?
I tuned in to a special podcast about pursuing your passion and letting it happen organically. Go in to your passion as a hobby while still having a job to cover your finances. What a great podcast and it has me thinking. When do you really now if what you love to do is actually the right thing that you should be doing? I love love art and always have. I used to draw letters and make birthday cards when I was a kid just thinking it was nothing more than a hobby. How do you know when it is time risk it and go for it. I guess it is all in the Cuba Gooding Jr. words from Jerry Maguire: you know when you know.I love the idea of taking ordinary items and combining them to create something unique and beautiful. This is why I love art, cooking, reading and music. I believe that this is my passion and I can make a difference. What is your passion?
I have been practicing my art and I am sharing it with you because it reminds me that I am doing and not sitting back and dreaming about it. So here it is and I have to say not bad for my first try.
Inspired by some much needed walks with my dog Roxy.
This brings me to my challenge. I am going to create one new art a day. It may be hand drawn or in illustrator. I will go with what ever I am feeling and what pops in my head and the above is one of these ideas. Yes I know it is not perfect but it is a start I am proud of. Oh if you have experience with hand printing or water coloring I would love to know what you think. The spacing in the hand lettering is way off. Oh the bottom right was done using warm water and the top right is in cold water. Supposedly warm water makes the colors more vibrant. I don’t think I am liking this paper. Then again it is a kid tablet I picked up at Target. It is cold press 140 pound. What do you think? I used some basic brushes. Maybe I need a watercolor pen brush? What brand?
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-Have a wonderful week!