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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stalled




"Whatever God's dream about man may be, it seems certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates."
                  --Stella Terrill Mann

Just a quick post today.  This is a photo of my beautiful, happily used water container that I use for painting.  I put a butterfly sticker on it months ago... I can't believe it's still hanging on!  In the background you can see a bit of a work in progress... a tree painting.  I need to finish it.  I love it but haven't had much time to work on it (and truthfully have been avoiding it lately).  I have worked on other things but this is the one that calls to me most...yet I avoid it.  I need to stop thinking and start doing.  I need to get back into the habit of creating everyday... it's the best way to fend off perfectionist fears.  

"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot 
attain it in anything."
                    ---Eugene Delacroix

7 comments:

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Lovely post. I know what you mean about avoidance and I think that I need to print out the perfection quote!!!

Thank you so much for the love on my blog! ;)

Diane said...

I don't like when this happens either--I make a point to do something everyday.(I tend to overthink too much too) Right now I'm getting ready for upcoming art fairs so that helps.
Great quotes!!

cat said...

Admit it, E - you put that Delacroix quote there for me to see, didn't you? ;-) I like your water container cup! It looks like it has stories to tell.

Kristin said...

Love the quotes too! And I have been in the same place - I haven't done any art in so long - but today I am finishing a piece so I will finally post something too! Happy Thursday my friend, xo

Sada said...

Great photo. That cup has been in your life for years!! Longer than your husband and son I think!! My advice....unsolicited as it may be.....read motivational things and crank something LOUD & ROCKIN' Dance a wild, tribal dance and then.....go kick that tree's ass!! Love YOU!!!

JessiVille said...

E, I can so identify with this post! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your blog love. I so appreciate you!

Manya Keseloff said...

These are really good quotes. I can understand those feelings. Everything you make is awesome, beautiful and one of a kind... Like you!