Tuesday, May 5, 2015

How to Feel Good

I wish we could sit down, have a cup of whatever suits us, and just chat about what's going on in our lives.  Today was a good day, and I'd love to share it with you.  Think about it . . .

While at painting this morning, I worked on drawing the second of the two scenes from England that are in the planning stages.  Yes, I started the first drawing two weeks ago, and this new one isn't close to being finished, but I still feel a sense of accomplishment.  That's what makes today a good day.  Small steps are still steps in the right direction.

"So," you ask, "what happens if the work you did today turns out to be awful and has to be discarded? Where's the right direction now?"  

The direction isn't the quality of the work.  It's the fact that work was done that makes it important.  The next time the work may be even worse or it may be better but either way is okay.  

Each time we manage to sit down and put thought, time, and effort into our art is time hugely well spent.  We wind up feeling so good that we're eager to talk about it, do more work, share the sense of accomplishment, offer a listening ear and encouragement to others so they, too, can get to work and wind up full of a sense of well-being.

How does that chat sound now?

Have a great day working on your art!

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