TheStill longing for ocean breezes and the sound of surf, I used more ocean colors to create these next two pages.
This piece I call No Fear. It’s the terror that holds me back…keeps me from even trying sometimes. Julia Cameron’s basic principle here is all about the refusal to be creative being counter to our true nature. It takes courage.
I love this quote from Seneca: “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
After I had torn the paper and affixed it to the page, I was reminded of a barrier that someone might break through . . . fearlessly.
The nature add-on with a butterfly reminds me that I can fly with wings on my true nature.
The challenge: Dare to be TRUE to you!
I’m still trying to get a painterly quality on these pages. This time I wrapped yarn around a brayer and rolled it through white, tan, and aqua paint and then applied it the the page. I enjoy the watery effect it gives but wish I had been brave enough (Ooops!) to add more of it.
The basic principle for this page from Cameron’s The Artist’s Way is encouragement to open ourselves up to explore our own creativity. And that’s what this whole project is about—these pieces that will soon be bound into a book and trying to establish my blog. I am not a young person, not am I technically adept; in fact, I refer to myself as a techno-retard.
Trying to get off the ground, though. Are you still looking for wings? There are one or two sets on every page.