Who knew I would love watercolor so much?
It’s not that I wish to be a ‘watercolorist,’ it’s more that I LOVE the creative freedom of doing something out of my ‘normal’ mode!
CreativSOUP Recipe #1
Break a Routine
Breaking the routine way of thinking about things, watercolor is transparent! Not opaque as all other painting mediums I have used for decades.
This is a great analogy for life! So much of life is opaque. Just look around and you will see it everywhere, people and companies doing one thing, but meaning entirely something else. Hiding behind some opaque ideas.
Painting with watercolors helps me see! I can see the veils of color on my painting. Layer upon layer, I love the way they mingle.
And I think perhaps I am getting pretty good at seeing right through those masks that others wear. I can see through my own as well! Taking it off is what makes my palette shine.
Every time I let loose ~ stop trying to make the painting perfect ~ The Creator takes my arm and palette and creates magic on my paper. This painting was one of those ~ my happy dance one afternoon during my retreat.