Monday, February 21, 2011


I've said this many times: "I can't draw" (and I can't paint either)

But I keep going back to it, time and time again.

It wasn't exactly an explicit part of my resolutions this year, but I need to face my fears. Fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, fear of being a no-talent-don't-you-even-dream-of-leaving-your-dayjob kind of amateur...

Kelly Rae Roberts  shared this tidbit in her book Taking Flight:

I need to give this life, this art in my heart, in my mind, in my thoughts, a real chance to breathe and dance and live. And we'll see where that leap will take me. This is my promise to myself. This is my chance.

So this is me, taking a small step towards that leap. This is me attempting to give some of my deepest desires a chance to breathe before they suffocate me - no matter how the voices in my heart are trying to keep me from posting this.


  1. Oh my... What was I thinking last night. Too much coffee? But I posted it, and no matter how bad they are now, I'll keep trying until they get better.

    Embrace the suck!

  2. Oh I love your the colors and everything. First painting is my favorite. So glad you clicked 'publish'. :)

  3. Hey - your attitude is just right. The only thing to fear is fear itself! :-)

  4. That last one is my favorite! The color of the wall, the black lines, that red flower pot... Love love love them! I would name it "window with a view" or maybe "window full of possibilities".

  5. Hey my friend...good for you...facing your fears is hard to do.

    I love your paintings...the colours really make me happy...#5 is my favourite. xoxoxoxo

  6. Wow! I can so relate to everything you wrote. I am so envious of creative people and so hard on myself... I expect anything I attempt to be perfect from the get-go and give myself no room for failure. Of course, this attitude does nothing but stop me before I ever get started. Your first paintings are fabulous and definitely do not suck! I especially like the feeling of the last one... that carefree child-like attitude I so need to recapture. Thanks so much for sharing!