Don’t Hold Anything Back
Give it Your All (PL Calendar day 16)
Always approach things with full enthusiasm and energy. Then things will develop in a new direction.
When I started my magic pony, I was not wanting, nor had I any thought of a pony I was working my water-colour paints in a way I would usually work my acrylics. The more I seemed to try to go in one direction, the more the paints pulled me in another. Finally I just stopped, stood back and stared at the page. That is when I took the picture I used yesterday. I could see this face looking at me, and it said “My Little Pony” What???? I remember seeing these pink ponies in the toy section of various shops. Of no interest to me. Nope, not into pink ponies.
OK, I decided to ignore it.. and leave it overnight. Hello.. next morning the face I saw was still there. Since I have learned over the years, that if I see something and it doesn’t go away, if I tried to obstruct or force another direction.. the results would be a disaster .. meaning I wouldn’t like it, and it would be a “garbage” page.
We learn from our mistakes. If I was to give it my all, then I needed to follow my instinct, so what if it didn’t pan out, it wasn’t going to anyway. So.. I played with it till the words/feeling was to “stop” Now I’ve put it aside, and we will see if I am called back to it or not. Meanwhile I have my “magic” or “fantasy” pony.
Life is. The little face makes me smile. Go figure.
Friday the 16th. Live it to the fullest. Make it count.