Sunday, June 2, 2013

"Go find your wings"

Note to self. Go find them. My 'wings'   that is. 
I've wanted to paint on canvas's for a very long time.
I don't know... maybe I believe that a "real" artist paints on canvas, make believe artists paint on something that can be thrown away more easily. I just couldn't seem to get over the fear. 
After my recent trip to Georgia my friend made me paint on canvas's (eeekk)  and I did it.

I did it.

Then I got home and got out all my paint, bought some canvas's and there it all sat in a pile. I tried to paint something but I got tied up in knots.  So I called her and complained that once I separated from her (I lost my muse) and could no longer paint anything.
 Her suggestion was "Pretend it's one of your journal pages." 
Hey! It's not so terrifying anymore!

The above CANVAS is still a work in progress, 
but it's not headed for the garbage.

I'm finding my wings.


  1. this post made me cry. just sayin.

    1. Dear secret "Muse". I'm glad I made you cry. We make each other cry, (a lot) and laugh and grow and change and all the other wonderful things that best friends do for each other. Thank you for pushing me.

  2. Karen, love your new creation. So glad you got to create on canvas, it's so much fun.

    1. Thank you! It's difficult to paint on something as permanent as a canvas. I'm used to being able to throw it away if it's "not so good". I noticed the name "ilovepapillons" . My posting on weirdbird this week was called "Angels and Butterflies"!