Last night, I completed the 20th piece in my #ShePersisted series.
When I started this project, I imagined completing 12 images and that would be that.
The ideas, the compelling need to keep digging into the notion of ‘persisting’ continues to drive me.
As I worked last night, I got to a stage where I thought I was done.
It looked okay. I hesitated to add to it because I was afraid that if I painted into the face, I risked ruining it.
I decided to give into the possibilities that come with leaning into the edge of creativity, fearlessly.
More great lessons from in front of the easel.
There are no mistakes in art-making.
Fear is just a tool I use to keep me from stretching myself.
Settling for ‘what is’, holds me back from exploring ‘what if’. And, it’s in the what if’s that I discover what I’m really capable of creating!
It has taken just over 3 weeks to create this series as it currently exists. I have no idea if I’ll create more. I do know that to not heed the call of the muse to explore this idea will limit my expression of my own persistence.
So, I persist.
Thank you Elisabeth Warren for the inspiration.
To view the entire series, please click HERE