Day 13 Creative Challenge – Do it anyway

I am feeling the real urge to create and paint again. I have been putting it off because I recently hung a huge gallery show and it left me without much canvas left to play with. I have used it as my excuse for not painting, even though I am thinking about doing it constantly. It’s time to paint.

Really, I’m just using the no canvas thing as an excuse. I don’t have to have canvas to paint on, I can use anything. Just because we don’t always have the tools we think we need to do something, doesn’t mean we can’t still do it a different way.

I have painted with knives because I didn’t have brushes. I once did an art therapy project with a blind girl. We used texture so that she could “see” what she was doing.

So, my creative challenge today is find something you’ve been making an excuse for, and then diminish the excuse by finding another way to do it.

I found some wood blocks I had collected for a different project awhile back, and now they are getting a fresh coat of paint.



About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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