Last Saturday I spent all morning creating in the studio with Noah (my 3 year old) by my side. While still in our pajamas, we managed to create 4 paintings and 2 collages. Not surprisingly the theme of the day was pumpkins – giant pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin patches.
After seeing my completed pumpkin patch painting (above), Noah said he wanted to make one like it. So, we got out a new sheet of paper and I verbally walked him through my process, step-by-step. I explained the order I created everything in, what colors I used for each shape, how I held my brush and what sort of brush strokes I made (big swoopy ones, little dotted ones, straight, curvy, etc.). As I spoke, I pointed out individual elements on my painting while Noah created his own spectacular version (below).
This experience reminded me that we can create anything, no matter what our age. All we need is to know what steps to take and what order to take them in. It is the little details, the choice of color, shape of our lines, and handle on our brush that allow us to create our masterpieces. It may not look exactly like your neighbor’s, but it is perfectly yours!
Don’t be afraid to claim what you want to create, no matter how big it may seem. Then ask -another artist, a friend, the Universe, yourself – “what are the steps I need to take to make this vision complete?”.
What do you wish to create? Stop by the community forum to leave your comments or share images of your current work in progress.
Love & Blessings,