From discarded to regarded!


"Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here! Make. Good. Art" ~Neil Gaiman

It's never ever too late. What is that wild abandon that calls to the you, that is deep within?  Go inside her and explore. Is it a paint brush, camera, paper, pen, crochet? Do you want to explore nature, or culture?  My father picked up his paint brushes and oils at the age of 65. He built an art studio, and makes amazing recycled oil paintings. He visits his local thrift store, buying up every single old discarded oil painting with its out dated frame. He takes it into his studio for the ultimate transformation. A quick coat or two of jesso, gives him a clean slate. He then goes to town on his "Bob Ross" style landscapes, loosing himself in each and every brush stroke. He emerges from his studio, slightly high from the paint thinner, and blissed out creativity that allowed him to soar outside of time. It makes him giddy, to reclaim, recycle and re invent the old unloved uglies into his own precious masterpieces. 

Im a big believer in mistakes. Ive lived the heroes journey and had more than one dark night of the soul.  I know in my bones, that our biggest mistakes are our best teachers. Ok so if your sitting in the middle of the schmack down, you aren't looking at it in such a loving way, but I know for sure, that if you search for it's lesson, you will soon find your greatest strengths are found in the old crappy outdated thrift store oil painting that was discarded. Throw on a little Jesso, break some rules, dig deep and watch yourself transform from discarded to regarded. Re frame your new masterpiece and look with new eyes at your potential. High on the experience, proudly sign your name on your new artful creation.  

Rumi always has a way with words...

"Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do! There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the earth" 

Go people, make art out of your precious beings. Create, evolve and soar. Break some rules, and be interesting!! 

Carpe Diem 
Seize the day!

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