Floral Paint play, a work in progress

I've been a busy bee since returning from exhibiting at Blueprint this May, but finally I managed to get back to unwinding in my happy place: painting. Last night I pulled out my paints and brushes, a selection of sketchbooks and papers, then without rhyme or reason, I mixed and painted to my hearts content. No plan, no rules, just paint therapy....bliss!

 

I don't have a definite end goal for these peta led beauties but, my gut is saying stationery, gift wrap and greetings! I love this part of the process, where all options are open and I'm excited to see where it goes. It's also usually the prelude to the fear and self doubt that can't start to creep in "what if I mess it up, can I remember how to pull designs together, what if it doesn't look as good as I imagine...."  

I don't have a definite end goal for these peta led beauties but, my gut is saying stationery, gift wrap and greetings! I love this part of the process, where all options are open and I'm excited to see where it goes. It's also usually the prelude to the fear and self doubt that can't start to creep in "what if I mess it up, can I remember how to pull designs together, what if it doesn't look as good as I imagine...."  

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By now I know myself and my workflow well enough to anticipate and conquer my inner self doubt monster. I simply remind myself to trust the process, it may look worse before it looks better, but finished is better than perfect.