Most of my painting journey so far has been about women. This amazing quote I read recently sums up my feelings about women well: ” The smile is the most beautiful curve on a woman’s body”.
But I needed a break from all the women in my life and turned to painting men. What an enriching experience, as I never really felt that men are beautiful enough to paint. Was I wrong! I have had so much fun with the men in my life!
After this new direction took hold of me I felt more ready to jump into the very difficult task of painting a portrait of my three children. I could not do it! I hit a snag! I failed miserably! For two weeks I slaved in front of my easel, but nothing could save this painting and for the first time in my art journey, I had to put aside a painting.
Never before had I reached a point like this – I even believed that I had lost my Mojo. Until I read this encouraging article:
Suddenly all my emotions made complete sense and I pushed myself in new ways. Here is the result of pushing myself in a new direction:
And so new things came out of one of the lowest points in my journey.