This is one of my favorite pieces of art from this year. In fact, when I finished it, I knew I wanted to do something similar on canvas, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I hope to, though, before 2016 is over!
Working on this piece – and art in general – taught me about moving into fear – a lesson on fear and bravery that I had shared earlier this year.
…life is fluid, constantly moving and shaping and stretching and contracting – nothing lasts forever.
Every time I look at her, I’m reminded of this. That’s the beauty of art, I think. It reminds you of the things you were going through when you were painting. Of the lessons in bravery and perseverance, observing and experimenting that working on a piece taught you.
These are lessons you can learn by following any craft. Writing, blogging, cooking, sewing, photography – anything to which you put your attention. Don’t you think so?
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