One of the things I’ve been enjoying is reconnecting with my painting practice. Alongside my 30-day social media detox, I have given myself a 30-day painting challenge. I started a few days after the challenge so right now I have twenty-four, 6X6 water color and gouache paintings.
In the past, I’ve had so many big unfinished paintings. And for the longest I couldn’t understand why it was so difficult for me to finish. After many years and lots of self-examination, I learned that one of the reasons is that I often overwhelm myself. I love creating and sometimes my ideas are BIG. But there are many instances when I don’t have either the time, the skill or the stamina to finish. And this challenge helped me to finish things. To finish a painting, regardless of size. Bigger doesn’t mean better. And a deeper truth is that the subconscious mind doesn’t care about size. It cares about DONE. It also cares about consistency. Because what you do (or don’t do) creates who you are and will become.
Enjoy your Sunday!