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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Textured Painting: Just Be






















Just Be.  Just be what?  Well... let's brainstorm a bit shall we?




Just be_____________.  (Fill in the blank)

still, silly, interesting, silent, loud, motivated,  unique, artsy,  spontaneous, strong, vibrant, juicy, magic, constantly growing and evolving, comfortable in your skin, bold, daring, humble, childlike, fearless, free, a bit of a loon, etc...
















Just be... whatever you want to be.  Even if you have to pretend.... even if just for a few minutes here and there.  Example #1.  If, when I said Just Be ________, you thought "The Queen of England", then go ahead and get or make your self a crown and pretend to be the Queen.  Grab a chair/throne, announce to anyone in the room (your royal subjects) that you are the Queen and you are not to be bothered, unless they are going to tend to you or entertain you...etc...  Go with it.  "Pardon me, Rick, but would you please spit shine my shoes and bring me a spot of tea?".  Now I'm not saying your royal subjects will be as entertained with this as you are, but they'll probably get over it.  Eventually.


Example #2.  If you thought "A real artist", then go and get your art supplies (if you don't have any then go buy some, or a pencil and paper can work just fine) and pretend that you know exactly what you're doing and just have fun.

Oh, by the way, you are a real artist.

We all are.  Everyone is born as such and just needs to find their confidence and particular medium that helps them to express themselves and get back to the childlike sense of wonder they had at the beginning stages of their life.  But that's a whole different post in itself.





So once again, just be.  Just be what?

 Just be...
YOU


11 comments:

Lalyblue said...

Hi Esther!
Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! It put a big smile on my face, which is not a bad start for a monday... Your metalic effects are really cool by the way!
Laly

Diane said...

LOVE it!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Just be is one of my favorites phrases of all times...especially when I feel like I am being pulled in every direction. Great piece of art.

Jackie said...

This is so gorgeous, Esther; again, wonderful colours and texture. I am loving your work!

Michele said...

So gorgeous! You are cool.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Just be...wonderful. Love this...

Kristin said...

WHAT a beautiful painting and post! You are inspiring in so many ways! The texture here is (naturally ;) amazing and the color palette is so soft and elegant. Looks like a beautiful patina.
Thank you too for your comment (sorry, I was gone for the weekend) YES! We LOVE Holland!! And Dave is Dutch (or you know, his roots ;) xoxo

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Beautiful blogpost .. and painting!! A good laugh on the 'Queen' part (spit shine my shoes, love that one!)LOL

Mandy said...

just wonderful either...your work is always magic...love the little birdie ...oh and bring s queen...lol...ad i read that part i was imagining me doing that to my family...lol...they would tell me.where to go i would imaging...hajshshaha...

Lesley Edmonds said...

Such an inspiring post Esther. Today I would just be....still! After a really busy and hectic week. The texture on this piece or art is SO tactile - I want to touch it!!

Carin said...

Wonderful Esther! Just being is the best thing there is. Just being authentically us... the best youth elixir there is!