Day 16 Creative Challenge – Start Over

I’ve been struggling with a painting for awhile. It’s one of those pieces that I set down and walk away from for awhile and then i come back. Generally when I do come back though, it has changed in my head or taken another direction. I’ve been stuck on it too long. I’ve learned a great deal from it. I’ve implemented a lot of what I’ve learned into other paintings. I’ve grown from it.

I always loved that country song when I was a kid, “you have to know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em”. Maybe I’ve gotten what I need from this piece. It has run it’s course. It’s time to wipe the slate clean and start over. In this case, a little primer will work. Now something new can be born.


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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