26/06/2010 by Sarah Ritchie
Well, I have done it…the horse has bolted…Elvis has truly left the building…it’s out there…my first “canvas” has gone public. I have so many butterflies in my stomach I could start up a competitor business for Butterfly Creek! By the way I didn’t paint a butterfly with my stomach in mind…it just worked out that way!
A huge part of my fear has been to initially pick up the brush, and make that first stroke on the canvas. The crazy thing is that, once I have started the process, I LOVE it! I love the smell of the paint and the amazing colours. I love the way the colours blend on the mixing palette before they even reach the canvas. I love to look at the finished painting and marvel that 1) it actually got finished; and 2) it doesn’t look too bad!
It makes me so annoyed to think that I have allowed fear to hold me back from doing something I love so much…what a wicked state to be in.