A couple of weeks ago I started a BIG thing. After many, many years of waiting, I finally made it a priority to start watercolor painting lessons. I can’t believe that it took me so long to make this happen, but now that it has…I’m totally ready and feeling super-excited!
Here’s a look at some of my new tools and supplies. So far these tools feel uneasy (in my hand as well as in my mind since it’s hard trying to get a good grip on some of the new concepts.) However, I hope that after some more lessons and practice, I’ll soon start to feel more comfortable with this challenging medium. I love the moment when you first recognize that something that used to feel awkward all of a sudden begins to feel easy and natural, and I know that reaching this point usually requires a lot of practice and patience (of course your heart needs to be into it as well.)
Here are some recycled mini-bottles that I prettied-up. They’re for storing different salts that will be used to add more interest to my paintings. It took about 5 minutes to turn a couple of plain bottles into something a little more special and happy looking. I’m sure that every time I see/use these bottles I’ll get that smiling from the inside feeling.
Embellishing little bottles makes me happy, and looking at them brings me more happy. Taking watercolor painting lessons makes me happy. Big things, little things…I love’em all! How about you, what things bring you joy? BTW, I’m learning the classical style of watercolor painting. Already I feel the urge to mix things up, and it’s tough fighting this instinct. However, once I’ve finished learning things by the book, I plan to let go and dive right in…I can’t wait, even though I feel I must, but only for now.