That really struck me as a great thing to say to someone. Enjoy the process! How often do we start a painting, work through it, only to get to the end? It's like that old saying "It's not about the destination, but the journey that matters."
To me the process begins when I get the idea of what I am going to paint. I then either go to the art store and purchase the perfect canvas, or, if I am lucky, I have the right size at home.
The moment I take the plastic off the canvas, the process begins. The next step in the process might take several days, as I mentally create the painting before making a mark on the canvas.
Trying to slow myself down, I enjoy each new layer of paint that goes on, embracing the magic that appears or twists my mind, as I stumble over roadblocks.
I'm going to write that phrase down and post it in my studio, as a reminder to myself to "Enjoy the Process".
Are you enjoying the process in everything you do?
Till Next Time ...
From the Prairies, to the West Coast and Beyond...Susan
Absolutely! Like reading a good book, eating good food, watching a great movie, and
travelling, painting is much about enjoying the process! And then as in all journeys, sitting back to talk about or admire the outcome and destination! 🎨
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