GOING BIG AND WILD
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More truth- less fake
First a big thank you for the kind reactions of last month blog post. It's beautiful to feel connected and encouraged by you, my followeres.
One asked if it is wise to share such an honest story online, as it might not be the best marketing tool. But I think the world needs much more truth than fake! We need much more real, down-to-earth stories about struggle (and how to manage it). And yes, I felt stuck- so I shared it with you, with all my heart. And the beautiful thing about being honest and true to yourself is, that people around you also start being honest and share their own stories. Love, love , love!
Shake it up
After last month, I knew I needed something that excites me to get me back in the flow. It's good to shake things up. Trying on something new. I wanted some new adventures in the studio, a fresh perspective.
So I treated myself with art supplies! Art supply shopping is always great and excites me, hahaha.
These 2 new factors make a whole lot of change. The big white canvas feels like having 2 or 3 paintings in one: One corner can feel very different than the other part of the painting. It feels good to experiment on the canvas and to feel the change. This freshness, openess and curiosity creates excitement. At that moment I've loosened up and got unstuck. The dripping and fluid paint was a good exercise to let go, to stop controlling where the paint goes and just let it flow. Letting go of a plan and loosening up on the canvas is a great practice for life off the canvas.
Below are some pics with details. Especially when you look closer, you can see the variaty and looseness of the drops and strokes.
Work with what is working
Working on the hummingbird painting was a lot of fun. And because I really liked the dynamic effect in the painting and working big, I did a second painting last week on a big canvas and kept experimenting with drops and dripping.
I love the dynamic between the wild quick mark making and some specific parts (like the eye) with lots of details. Definitly something I will use more often!
And Meanwhile on Instagram
I love Instagram – it’s my favorite online home for all my pictures. Here's a recap in pictures from the last weeks. For those of you who aren't following on Instagram, come and join me!
Let's keep shaking it up and get excited!
On this blog I share the tiny steps it takes to realise a dream and to document the journey for myself. Maybe it is inspiring for you- I would love that and it is the reason why I share it with you.