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Something New

There's something amazing about letting go and having fun.  Art isn't about rules or guidelines... For me, art is about color and joy.  

One night, while trolling Instagram, I came across a video of a painting technique that I hadn't done since college.  I had a flashback - remembering scraping and moving acrylic paint around - watching the colors meld and mix in wonderful ways.  

The next day, I went to the art store and bought a bunch of tubes of acrylic paint, and then started playing around.   I forgot how infuriating mixing acrylic paints can be - how the colors don't quite behave the way I want them to.  So I started smaller - focusing on one color at a time ("Sprinkling of Joy" series) and then experimenting with moving the paints in different ways.  

Fear used to hold me back a lot - from lots of different things.  From speaking up, from going out.  From leaving when I should have and from staying at parties when I was afraid of what would come next.  

I've spent the past few years trying to make sure that I don't make decisions out of fear.  Even little ones - like what type of paint to use.  And I'm loving the results.


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