Friday, September 09, 2011
Creative Play Series: Doing What You Think You Can't
I am super excited to be sharing this post with you today... because it is an opportunity for me to be totally TRANSPARENT and show you that I am on this journey to creative freedom right along with you!
Today's video is about learning to BE BRAVE and try the things that you think you can't do -- or can't do as well as others! Success is in the trying! And I clearly will show you that if you watch the video. The thing I chose - was painting faces...because that is something that I see other people do and do WELL and I just KNOW that mine wouldn't come out that cute. So having said that...and because I can't encourage YOU to do something I am not willing to do myself...I decided to share my VERY FIRST attempt at painting a face. Ok...so I am not even going for a Mona Lisa - kind of face...I just want to make one of those whimsical - mixed media kinds of faces....and I am even going to give myself a boost by using a STENCIL as a starting point! Hey - the point is to TRY... and to use Creative Play as a safe place to try new things. Did it turn out PERFECTLY? ummmmm that would be a NO....but do I love it? Yes, I do...in fact I stayed up last night in order to finish editing the video so you could see it today! I am going to keep using some of my Creative Play time to practice - and I will come back and show you the kind of progress I am making. Even though it is FAR from perfect, I am really pleased that I tried. I feel stronger and more confident...I feel BRAVE! I hope that you will be a bit brave this week and try something you have been hesitant to try as well - and then please come share it with us on Mr. Linky!
I will be traveling over the weekend...and into the first part of the week...so it will be next week before I can do another episode of Creative Play - but I will be watching for your posts on Mr. Linky and can't wait to see what you do! And I will be planning our next adventure!
If you are interested in the stencils and paints I used, you can find them here:
Have a great weekend!