Soooo…. it’s been a long road since I have last posted and to say I have had some changes is putting it lightly but without getting into ALL the insane details, here I am divorced after a 20 year relationship and with an 8 year old to raise…
All that aside, I feel as though I have been on a trajectory to be who I was always meant to be. After much, MUCH, MUCH .. self reflection, I move towards what I want to do and I am called to do versus what is expected of me and meeting my obligations to be the good girl – or to do the right and responsible thing. That is NOT to say that those are incongruent with being a good person, but to be a better person it is helpful to align those things with what I WANT to do. The recent changes in my life the past two years have really freed me up mentally and emotionally to pursue THAT authentic person.
So my goal is to pursue art and be the best artist I can be and express myself through that. I have been on a slow roll towards that end. I started in sketchbook skool and other online courses here and there to grow my confidence and skills, but I have been really craving to elevate those skills.
I make it part of my daily practice to ALWAYS be doing something daily to grow my skills, a sketch a mark, something, anything that is rolling that ball forward and enhancing my skills. I recognize and appreciate that ‘talent’ is often confused with hard work, so I believe that constantly and consistently working on my skills is the only way to improve but I also feel like I want to move up a few levels, so in July I signed up for the Evolve program to learn through an atelier system how to be a better artist through learning oil painting.
Inspired by Jonathan Hardesty I am putting together this blog to document my progress and do my very best to honor the commitment of getting a photo of whatever I did that day up here, the good, the bad and the ugly!
So here is todays entry. My still life sketch ready for painting for Block 2 Excercise 14 of the Evolve Program.