There is a naiveness, a childlike joy that happens when we first try something creative.
We are simply happy with the process.
We enjoy the results and are eager to do it again.
Much later on that path though, we start to pick up the fears, perfections, patterns of the collective world around us.
We “grow up”.
We become fearful, stilted, stymied, and sadly— we are confirmed in our doubtful thinking. Given a nod by the world around us that this indeed is how it works.
Life is hard.
Few make it.
Dreams are for fools.
Don’t expect much.
Sometimes it feels as if the collective way of thinking and approaching your gift is to give you barely enough to keep you alive, most definitely not enough to thrive or experience JOY.
Is this really how our lives are intended to be?
Is this where collective thinking about what defines great art is intended to bring us?
So that you can see how miserably far from the mark you really are
and how unlikely you are to ever get there?
Remember why it was that you became an artist.
Embrace that story of who you are.
Return to the Source.
All the JOY, the smiles, the passion of when you first began to create emanated from somewhere within you.
Shove back the collective thinking of what great art is.
Allow room for your Source to breathe your gift.
Rest in the knowledge that you have been given exactly what you need to be the artist that you were born to be.
Change the collective thought live into your individual greatness.
I had so much fun giving away the first apron that I’m doing it again. Thanks to all who participated, and Laurance (our first apron winner) – your apron is on the way.
P.S. In case you haven’t heard — the Dream.Love.Paint adventure continues — in France! Get the scoop and sign-up to win a spot in the course — Click Here!
Would love a chance to receive you beautiful apron!
Also interested in painting Christmas cards. Do you teach it?
Hoping to win the apron!
Your paintings are so inspired and beautiful. It reflects joy and happiness! I would love to win this beautiful painting, but sure will not wear it when I paint otherwise it will gets dirty! I think I will rather frame it!! 🙂
If I win the apron I would only wear it when guest come and I am cooking a feast! I wouldn’t want to get oil paint on it!
I lov Your color I lov u and your spirit that makes me feel that I can do it. Your apron is a reminder of both.
I have looked at my work when I started and see how free and confident I felt. Now rules and knowledge have changed that. Thank u dreama. I do still have the passion.
Love your cheery colors in your paintings—-and I would love to have one of your aprons!
The perfect companion for creating masterpieces! :).
Want an apron!
I’d love an apron. I love the color in your paintings
What good thoughts on an overcast morning…yes, we do have those occasionally in Tucson. Get up! Get going! Get back to your easel!
Thank you Dreama. You will never know how many people you REALLY touch with your words of encouragement.
What a blooming beautiful apron that I would like to winThanks Dreama!
want to learn more about your technique and palette.
Yes, yes, yes – whenever I get stuck I try to remember to get going again and paint (or write) purely for joy and the colours – and then no matter how it turns out it’s always fun and feel-good. Dreama – you’ve reminded me this dull, cold morning in Wales to ‘wrap myself in colour’! Thank you – you’re a true star!
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