I started tinkering with Pastels June 2, 2020...

when my mom gave me her pastels from 1950!

My thoughts on ugly works of art...

I'm not sure who Ira Glass is! I found this nugget today from Karen Margulis and it really resinated with me.

As I learn pastels, and for that matter, to paint again in general after over 30 years of NOT doing art, I'm figuring out, they aren't going to be perfect works of art that I can frame. They are going to be stepping stones.

Practicing every day, doing something, anything... is going to move me up in my end results, and with my creativity. I love experimenting now. What if I do this? It's only paper. It matters less and less to me know what others think. If I Iike it or I don't like it, I ask, 'am I closer now to getting better at art than I was yesterday?' The answer always has to be yes... 

I think we're all born with desire to do something, but that doesn't automatically make us great at it. As with anything in life, if you want it bad enough, you will nurture the desire, you will practise, you will fail, you will put on your big girl panties and try again.. and again.

I'm currently being kind to myself as I grow. So should we all!!

 

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.