Experimentation is the way we grow. For me, if I’m not trying new things, I’m stagnant. Many times I’ve been bottled up, afraid of I’m not sure what. Or maybe not afraid, but rather uninspired. That is a terrible place for anyone to be in.
We cannot have a lack of inspiration in our enviroment if we want to survive!
Lately I’ve been experimenting constantly. Each day I spend time either sketching, or painting. I’m having so much fun with color, line, crayons, pens, and just about anything I can think of to play with.
When my grandson, Connor was about three, He would come over and pick out the longest paintbrush, and sit down to paint. Later I’d find blue (his favorite color at the time) watercolor paint all over everything. He had so much fun, and I’d have fun watching him let loose and paint big puddles of blue on the paper. I always work at emulating his little three-year old person letting go. Now when I experiment, I pretend I’m three-year old Karen just letting go and having fun. It’s amazing how free that lets you feel.
These are all paintings I did while experimenting. It hasn’t stopped and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
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