Friday, August 9, 2013

August Dares

Every Monday night Tracy does a hour long live class. She does not usually have a plan but creates gorgeous works while we chatter and talk. Her challenge to us this month is to let it go! and create something in an hour or so. I have plenty of time - no  young kids at home, a part time job, etc. and yet it takes me FOREVER to create. Why? I tend to think and over think. I do not consider myself to be artistic (yes, I am working on that) and plan, worry, search on line all instead of just doing. Last night I tried to just do.

This is a watercolor


I still don't have a quote. I am having trouble deciding on one and I don't know where to put it - again the over thinking! But the painting only took me about 45 minutes.

My thanks again to Tracy and to all the wonderful members of our Monday Mixed Media Nights. I appreciate the support more than you will know!

I am also using this for the August Dare over at Design Memory Craft which is to make something with your words to live by. These words are so important to me as a struggling artist! I overthink, over plan, over create all because I try too hard. I need to take a breath, let it go and just do!!

4 comments:

Sandee Setliff said...

I really love how this turned out Jean, it's so light and airy, very refreshing! waving hi from the rainy ( again!! ) hills of North Carolina ♥

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Love all the movement your piece posses, fab job!

justbea said...

I agree with the other comments, I get a sense that the flowers are light and breezy and match the word "Breathe" perfectly. Embrace your own style, I think its lovely!

EstherT said...

Jean, I love looking at your talented pieces of art ... thanks for sharing them!