Sunday, February 16, 2014
I've been playing around with the watercolor stuff I bought yesterday. I'm working on a painting of an eagle . . . I need to learn that it's okay to make mistakes, after all . . . I am at the beginning of this class. I am just beginning to learn.
Actually, this is pretty cool because I am learning a lot about myself. I find that I am still fighting that old perfectionist within me! Negative self-talk (stinking thinking). I don't want to make a mistake. I don't want to be bothered by practicing on a scrap piece of paper. (Did I really say I don't want to waste a piece of art paper!) Oh, dear! . . . does this sound all too familiar?????
I'm thinking there must be a common theme here. The same demands I used to put on myself when I started to diet, I'm dealing with now with this painting class.
And, once again, I see great opportunities for me to let go and break more of those old habits that are so deeply engrained in my head.
Just like my journey to health, I am running my own race, setting my own pace, preparing to cross my very own finish line.
I am only bound by the chains that I refuse to break and walk away from.
How cool. I have learned (thank you SparkPeople!) - I can do anything!