Life is like sketching with a pen. You can cross something out but you can never erase it.
When I sketch I usually have a pretty good idea how it’s going to look. Along the way things can change. I can make mistakes or improvements. It all depends on me. Sometimes my plans don’t work out and sometimes things turn out better than I imagined. Kind of like life. I’m becoming more open to the possibilities. The What ifs...? Do I make mistakes? You bet I do. Mistakes are the greatest teacher. If I always play it safe I stop reaching for possibilities I miss the opportunities to grow.
When the drawing is finished, I paint. Color sets the mood of happy or somber, warm or cool. In the end I have something that feels like my home comfortable, safe and warm. Is it perfect? Not at all. I'm not after perfection. Life and creativity are more enjoyable when we live beyond the boundaries of perfection. In the end I will turn the page and start anew.
As the year comes to a close I hope your home is warm and safe. May you feel loved and cherished everyday and may creativity fill your life and our world.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah…and Happy new Year!