I'm continuing to draw daily as part of my 2008 goals.
Today, I worked on a watercolor painting. I learned a lot from the painting -
like how to improve my paintings in the future.
I used to be very critical of my art. (Well, I must admit
that sometimes I still am critical.) But I'm also developing a new positive
attitude. If the painting, or mixed-media piece, doesn't work out the first
time, I will redo the exact same project a second time. I'm always amazed at
the improvement that I see in my second attempt. I might even repeat the
process a third time for even greater results.
Many of you may naturally follow similar steps.
Personally, I found that this process helps me to be kinder and gentler on myself instead
of tearing down my work.