I am wondering why some of us are drawn to do things that we are not good at?
and, by we, I guess I mean me.
I am so enamored with painting landscapes outdoors. I’ve been dabbling with painting for a while now, and I might, as of today, actually gotten worse. But I love it so much. I think it’s the challenge of trying to juggle all the balls of value and composition and drawing and shape making and all that good stuff, while at the same time soaking in NATURE! You get to create OUTSIDE. Why haven’t I figured this out before?
But I love mixed media too. I have something in my craw about being pulled in different directions. I am wrestling with the intrinsic value of trying new things, vs staying on course and building your way to the top of a specific site.
It would be simpler and easier to stay on one track and much more logical than spreading your interests too wide. Like a flood light scattering lots of light, or the intense beam of a tightly focused laser.
Yet, there are so many wonderful things to do and experience and discover. I imagine those explorations will lead you to the next thing that you wish to lavish your full attention on, the thing you want to roll around in and enjoy fully.
Learning new stuff gets you to the next big thang, and there is value in that.
So in the spirit of new things, in my next post, I will sing you a song, something else I am not good at, but love.