Beginning again.....art as healing
I took a break from art in my early twenties and focused on an education degree.
It was sometime after this that I followed through on my intent to paint again.
I was full of doubt and fear. Would I be good enough? Would I be as good as art school?.
Instead I pushed these negative mutterings and feelings away and started to paint.
It was a small canvas, the subject matter a Buddhist /spiritual figure bowing its head with a sacred crown of red triangles. The colours were beautiful with pastels and flecks of gold.
It felt tranquil and pleasurable to look at and I felt peaceful and proud after I had finished painting.
In this seminal piece I was establishing a style and intuitive approach all of my own.
A new direction awaited without the baggage of other people's opinions just me.
I had 'gone back to the drawing board'
Now eager to explore more.........