I have been painting in my gratitude journal a little each day. This week for the first time I painted with acrylics. I always use watercolors or watercolor pencils but this week I added acrylics. It really was long past the time I tried something new. As is obvious I am a novice painter, but I love to paint. Time goes swiftly when I paint and I loose myself in what I am doing. I did notice something interesting this week. As I worked on the above painting, I asked myself and then wrote in my journal, " Should I embrace my childlike way of painting?" and my answer was, "Yes, embrace it." So I will. But what was more interesting to me was as I looked at the paintings I bought for my house over the years they were all the same style that I paint just much more professional. So actually I had already embraced the style. I just didn't realize it. Sometimes I am just too close to something to see it. I am grateful that this week I decided to embrace my style as an artist. That doesn't mean I won't try to get better. It just means I will have a lot of fun painting while proudly owning my style.
What are you grateful for this week?