One should never be nervous about being asked to tackle anything. One has all the power necessary to achieve everything within oneself. It is only necessary to remember the power. If people are nervous it is because they forget their potentialities and remember their limitations.
-Frank Lloyd Wright-
When teaching, students often figured that if an assignment was simple that also meant it was easy. As an adult we often look for "the easy way out". We search for an easy solution to a problem, the magic bullet that will solve everything. Easy is like making a wish and believing it will come true.
Often times on Final Friday, in the studio, a student from one of the local art schools will ask the question, "What do I do to get better at my art?" My usual response is that, "It's simple, you paint every day." Now on the surface this does sound simple, I get to do something I love everyday. The truth is that it is anything but simple. In order to accomplish this there must be a marriage, if you will, between your heart and your head. This union brings together the idea of knowing what you need to do and the long range commitment to follow through.
Back in 2017 I decided to commit to a year long challenge of painting every single day. That is 365 paintings over the period of a year. At first this was a challenge I embraced, looking forward every morning to the prospect of starting my day painting. It truly was only at the end of the year, those last two months that it became truly a challenge. It was the idea of reaching my goal, pushing myself forward to see it through that allowed me to finish.
It was through this daily endeavor that the experimentation in techniques and material that has allowed my art to grow. It was simple.
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