When I was home alone last week and weekend, I organized and cleaned to my hearts content. 3 big bags of clothes to Goodwill. Organized closets, redid my (stuffed full) linen closet and used those space bags that compress your stuff to nothing. Went thru shoes, and coats and much much more. It feels so good to complete those tasks - and now I have the basement to tackle. So in the spirit of completion, and organizing I have 1) started up my Etsy shop again and 2) begun completing works in progress.
This was my first watercolor fish picture, and not the best but it has a place in my heart as we all know about me and fish pictures.
Looking at it now, I can see my hesitancy, and fear of losing control. Isn't it interesting what you learn about yourself when you look at something that you have completed? Not only learning new techniques, but seeing your own hesitation, or insecurity or your confidence and security. Anyway, it's a lesson for me - and one that I'm sure I will learn over and over. DH is always telling me to "not worry about ruining a painting" and he is very right. These fish were sitting blomp on a white page, so this morning I threw in the blue waves and I like it much better. And it's "done" - whatever that really means. The next one in process will be better, the colors will work better together and already I can see a freer hand at work.
So - what is the morale of this Sunday am post? Not much I guess - but my own take home message is to minimize (a tiny bit - complete minimization is impossible for me). So...I am going to do a Give Away of embellishments, and some books - which I will list here when I get done with today's basement clean out.
Watch this space! and have a lovely sunday