When I first started painting I would only use watercolors. Then it was watercolor pencils and for the past several years it has been pastels. I loved the way the pastels felt on my fingers as I moved them across the paper. But suddenly my watercolors have been calling me again. The funny thing is I feel as though I am beginning all over again. Things don't come as naturally as they once did. But I am sure with practice and patience it will feel familiar before long.
Practice and patience. Those are two important words. It is hard to get better at anything in life without practice and for most of us patience. So as I begin to work with my watercolors once again I will remember those two words - practice and patience. I used them for years with my yoga and I did get better. I relied on them when I wanted to become a better and better teacher and now creative living coach. And now I'll repeat them again each time I begin to paint. Practice and patience. It will be interesting to see just how far those two simple words will take me. I think that will be my new mantra - Practice and Patience! It feels just right.
Do you have a mantra or affirmation that you say to help you stay focused? I would love to hear it.
When you share your dreams and your talent with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin!