Be willing to destroy
Images from the Jealous Curator
I love this little image, I think I will print it out and place it on the wall of my little studio as a reminder that sometimes losing is a good thing.
Sometimes you have to just get rid of it, just rip it to shreds, burn it, find a vat of "dip" and drop it in. I have a stack of paintings, a literal stack in the corner of my little room/studio that is just taunting me, I have a board a 24 X 36in board that has been the bane of my art existence for the last 2 1/2 years, seriously it has about 10 false starts on it and every couple of months I get a boost of courage and I think I will put something great on it, and then it punches me right in the face and I am unsure why I even tried, or on some really bad days, why I try in general.
I think we as a species get a bit to tied to things. And this message is something to rally around, a battle cry to shout as we find ourselves attached to things that are doing us harm, whether it be a physical or mental harm, maybe a bad painting or a bad habit (that stops us from painting or creating). Sometimes things cannot be salvaged, somethings are worth the waste of just getting rid of it, and sometimes the destruction unlocks the potential you never saw.
Just something to think about.
3/7/2023 12:35:51 pm
Hi great reeading your blog
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