Live life fearlessly.
Its my new motto. Have any of you read the book "Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing" by Anita Moorjani? Well, first off, I will say it is not for everyone. You have to like those kinda spiritual journey books in order to like it. If you like Dwayne Dyer's stuff, you'll like this one. She's got some great insight that she brings forward. Stuff we've all heard or read.. but I think it doesn't hurt to hear it again. I found out about it through Danielle LaPorte - I'm a huge fan of Danielle LaPorte - she makes me laugh, she makes me cry and she really gets me pondering some things.
Anyway... back to live life fearlessly. This doesn't mean wrecklessly, or without abandon or any of that stuff. I'm not going to go bungee jumping - because that really does scare the pants off me. What it does mean is - dump the fears.. all those little nagging things that eat away at us and keep us from really being something - our true something. The old stuff - the I'm not good enough, I don't fit in, I can't this or I can't that because really.... I'm afraid. OK - dump it - really, its time.
How does all this fit into the painting above? - well, good question...
It has to do with being an artist - how often do we feel we don't stack up - we compare, we criticize, we self destruct and we melt down into a big pile of goo. How often do we not try something new because.. well, its too hard, I can't do it, it takes too much time to learn it, I'm not good at that - got the idea? Yep, fears... all of them. And... what can we do about all that? - you got it- live life fearlessly.
I'm still working with photo transfers and encaustic and I'm finding a way to make them my own, make them more than a photograph and make them more than what I expected I could do.
It's Paint Party Friday - dump the fears, experiment, have fun, and try something new.