Sunday, June 5, 2011

FINDING YOUR FLOW.

There are times, when I feel just a bit overwhelmed. Overwhelmed as this latest project seems to demand much more from me than my current ability can offer..  I spent the afternoon at ArtSpace today working on my latest project which is known as "Gone Wild".  I decided to do this project to  force myself to step a bit out of my comfort zone ("check"), and try something a bit different, with lots of brightness and colors. But in the short time that  I've been working on this project, I have on occasions, just felt totally overwhelmed , almost to the point of being frozen, which then forces me to stop and just review and re-analyze. Yes, I know, still too much "left" brain, the left brain always wants to know exactly how it's going to get there, how it is going to achieve the end goal. But I thought "painting" is suppose to be "right" brain, more of "feel" the "flow" and don't worry so much about every stroke of the "brush", but rather find your own "flow" and go with it..  This was today's lesson, my personal lesson.  Yes, I felt lost at times, uneasy and unsure of myself . It got to the point where I didn't even know what color or what brush "stroke" to take next, but in the end,  it doesn't matter... Let me say that again... It doesn't matter. Painting, similar in life, it doesn't always matter if you don't know exactly what direction, color or brush stroke to do next or if you don't know exactly how to do it, the important thing is that you just do it, that you just "try".. If you don't like what you've created, you can either paint over or start again, but the important thing is to try, and  then see how it goes. Before you know it, you will find your own flow.  And that's the real lesson, that is what is most important,  it's finding your flow, in  your own journey.