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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Insanity in Action

I keep taking painting courses online. And I enjoy taking them.  
Does it help my painting? Absolutely not.
Do I WANT to paint like Wyanne Thompson? Yes!
Can I…..emphatically NO!

But I keep trying!

What’s that quote from Einstein…..Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

That’s me! Certifiably insane.

And the funny thing is…..I’m very uncomfortable while I’m trying. I mean almost physically uncomfortable.
I’m not in my happy place. Time doesn’t fly by, it drags.

I don’t know why I keep doing something that doesn’t bring me joy except I want to be good at this thing that I’m obviously NOT good at.
What’s up with that?
Why can’t I accept what I’m good at and be satisfied?

Anyway, I bought new liquid watercolors for this course. (Not that it was required; I just wanted to try them.)
And after making some pretty awful hot messes ……… I decided to just go to my happy place and play.

So I dripped and splatted and smooshed (technical painting terms, lol) and played and had some fun!
'Driving the School Bus'



  1. I have taken so many classes that lately I have signed up, paid and then, didn't do anything at all. Mostly I feel like you that it's not fun anymore and outside of watercolor I am not comfortable. Not good with the watercolors really but that's fine. I can do my journaling. So why am I thinking of signing up for Carla Sonheim's year long class? Am I a sucker for punishment!

  2. But we love your art, just the way it is :-)

  3. I am with you Robin. Sometimes when I'm struggling to get things right I think to myself 'What am I doing. I should be enjoying myself.' Love your whimsical characters.

  4. Ah, those classes. I was thinking of signing up for the Sonheim year long class, too, but I didn't finish the Cats lunch class. Love your bears.

  5. I really like it!!. Sometimes you don't have pleasure with your work but it's another way of learning!! Thanks a lot for sharing!

  6. I think that's how it starts ... lots of hot messes. Then you do that for about 10 years. After that, you see a few pics here and there that you like :) Well, that's my experience anyway.

    I like what you've got here though! Don't give up!!!

  7. Yes - and when you have fun and play then you create in your wonderful creative individual style that comes alive with joy and spreads such happiness. Please continue to create your wonderful pieces and share them. They are truly delightful and originally you!


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