before leaving the house, a lady should stop, look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewelry. – coco chanel
restraint speaks volumes. understated beauty is breathtaking. don’t you agree? in fashion and in art.
i have this problem when i am painting. i like to keep adding bits and pieces. i have a hard time leaving my paintings simple. i always feel the need to add more.
but i am learning restraint right now. leaving a little bit of white canvas showing. not obsessing over every detail. letting my intuition lead me and moving on to the next painting.
i found a new vein of creativity this last weekend. i am preparing for an art show. i don’t have time to mess around. because of this i started looking at painting in a new light. something happened when i started painting for this show.
things clicked faster.
i listened more.
and i painted 16 paintings in two days. true story.
i am kind of on a creating high. and i am not obsessing over every painting. which just feels right. these new paintings somehow seem lighter. airier.
so i will be having an art show on august 5. super excited about this. everything has just fallen into place, including the date. so much to do in the meantime, including getting ready for my art therapy nights starting in july! it feels like july and august are just filling up fast. the summer will be over before i know it.