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The Trees Never Ask For Attention

This dichotomy exists in me: I want to be seen, and I don’t want anyone to see me. Do trees feel the same?

"The Trees never ask for attention", 20" x 20" $600

“The Trees never ask for attention”, 20″ x 20″ $600

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“The Trees Never Ask For Attention”, 20″ x 20″
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SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 17: Love of Colour

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The other day, I was asked if there is a colour I don’t like. “Yeah, brown”, I said. Then I was asked if I think brown is a bad colour. No, I don’t. It’s not good or bad. It just is. And really, I don’t hate it. And actually, I don’t not like it. If I really think about brown, I have a genuine appreciation and fondness for many brown things. Yeah, chocolate is the first one that comes to mind. Brown is one of those supporting characters that make the other colours look good. How can I not like that?

I was once asked which colour I couldn’t live without. At the time, the answer was yellow, because it was in all my paintings. Still is, but I would add teal to that. And red. Pyrrole red. And magenta. Ha! Now you see the problem that arises when I paint. All the colours want to have my attention, and I can’t say no to any of them for very long. I love colours!

Painting Video Part Two!

Did you see my first video? Here is the exciting conclusion! 🙂

This painting will be auctioned on my Facebook page, ending on Thursday, June 20, 2013!

Painting Videos!

I am really excited to show you the first in my series of painting videos! This is Part One, and Part Two will follow soon. The painting will then be auctioned on my Facebook page! I hope you enjoy watching me paint – I’m really, really fast! 😉

Been painting!

The circles are for some pins I am designing. The little painting on the right for some mail art. And the canvas is the result of using up leftover paint and just slapping it on. I love it.

I’ve got more stripes happening, too!

Here’s what I want.

I’m such a follow the rules kind of person. As soon as a teacher or coach says something, I stick to it, follow the words like they are the only truth. Then I am reminded that there is no single right way of doing things. This idea that there is a “right” and a “wrong” is so engrained in me, that it makes it tough to break free from this way of thinking. Here’s what I want:

 

 

I want to be authentic, paint what really needs to be painted.

I want to have fun painting.

I want to admire my own work.

I want to try new things, but not shut out the old.

I want to paint rainbow stripes sometimes, even if I think it’s a way for me to feel safe. Or maybe because it’s a way for me to feel safe.

I want to paint things other than rainbow stripes.

I want to take risks.

And now, I will go back and reread these statements without the “want to”. Because it’s really happening.

 

Gift to my Dad.

I have fun painting.

I admire my own work.

I try new things, but don’t shut out the old.

I paint rainbow stripes sometimes, even if I think it’s a way for me to feel safe. Or maybe because it’s a way for me to feel safe.

I paint things other than rainbow stripes.

I take risks.

But I’m not ready to show any risky paintings yet.