Vasundhara what an excellent story of perseverance and growth! As for watercolour paper always use at least 300 gm (140 lb). It comes higher than that as well. If you use less than 300 gm the paper won’t be sturdy enough for your absolutely gorgeous work. Blessings.
How to come out of your head. Come up with an answer for that, Charlie, and you likely will win a huge windfall. I would love to know how to pay attention. So far in the past week I blew myself off my feet by trying to lift them both at the same time. Or something. And then I splashed hot oil onto myself. I was in my head and not paying attention.…[Read more]
Emaan Imtiaz Your work is wonderful. I always said I can’t draw til a seasoned artist and crafter encouraged me. Even I like my work now! Just keep doing it, you are already way ahead of me! Your mom is right.
Charlie you worry way too much. I love your stories and your art is perfect, I can’t and don’t want to do left-brain stuff as it gets in the way of my right-brain creativity. I finally had to stop sketching it first because that means left brain rigid. Now I just get out the brush and do what I want. When I am not too busy procrastinating. Like now.
Kratika Agarwal you have such courage and persistence. And your work is beautiful absolutely. Blessings on your continued journey to health and through creativity. Your poor mom was right, your work is gorgeous.
Linda M. Gigliotti , Canada
A thought here after reading comments. It is possible actually to be both introvert (I get stuff done and keep myself laughing often ) AND extrovert (you should see and unfortunately hear me around my friends and acquaintances) — as I say, one on one. Usually.
Charlie your writing is so real that it is as if you are right here in the room with me. I don’t do parties either and when I have to shop I want to run every time I see more than three other shoppers. I am a people person but one at a time and I do not need crowds. Don’t change anything, you are already perfect.
I’ve been stuck for a long long time. I am not being productive. I viewed your simple (meaning one subject, read on) but beautiful paintings. It dawned on me that I am trying to do entire pictures instead of zeroing in on one topic like we do in writing. Like photography too, don’t snap the lake, the birds, the tree, and the…[Read more]
What a beautiful beautiful story. I am putting the link on http://www.sketchbookrevival.com . I absolutely love this line, “you will see the truest version of yourself in that moment of time, with all the skills, ideas, wobbly lines, and perfect imperfections. Every artwork is a beautiful milestone on your creative path” (Irina Trzaskos). We need this…[Read more]
Who cares what they think, just paint. Compare your work to your past work, not anyone else’s. I love to paint atmospheric, loose but so far have not received reply as to how that differs from abstract. I wonder if those are one and the same?
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