has given me just a little time to work on art and almost no time to post! Argh. Here are two things I managed to scan. The first is my attempt at a flower painting from a tutorial the wonderful Carla Sonheim posted a few days ago.
The second is also one of Carla's Tutorials - Cereal Box Transfer Painting. This is my Buddha statue in the snow. I can't wait to do more (as soon as learn more blasted Photoshop!).
Working through The Artist's Way again has been wonderful and difficult and time consuming. I wonder how much to share. I just finished Chapter Three, Recovering a Sense of Power. I sort of sailed through Chapters One and Two. Morning Pages? Check. Been doing them for years now. Artist Date? Check. I struggled mightily with Artist Dates on my first trip through TAW, but I was actually able to do one each week. A triumph! A breakthrough! (And they are lots of fun too. This week I went and had a Tarot reading!). I've even had fun doing the Tasks at the end of each chapter. I admit I skipped most of them the first time through TAW.
And then I read the first line of Chapter Three, "Anger is fuel." Yikes. About half way through the chapter she writes about shame. Oh no. Well, here we are. Anger and shame.
But the good thing is I've come to understand much of my difficulty and struggles. Why is it so difficult for me finish pieces? I never could understand that until I read about how risky making a piece of art can be for a person who has been shamed early and often. I even hate typing the word shame.