This week’s Experiment in Blue is made from watercolor and white gel pen on paper.
I have to admit, I’m only six weeks in to this project and I’m already like, “HOW THE HELL AM I GOING TO MAKE 46 MORE BLUE PAINTINGS?” But that thought is exactly why I am doing this project. I keep thinking of this quote by the late great Eleanor Roosevelt: “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Obviously, making paintings is not exactly horror, but somehow the act of creation does feel scary and overwhelming sometimes. This project is reminding me of the power of an open mind and perseverance.
Have a great Monday, friends.