|Jalousie, Shing, Tagh, Fescur, Mooka, Msst, Hurakan|
for the Halloween themed Diva Challenge #291
Around the same time I received lots of encouragement from teachers for the essays I was writing in school. Getting the ideas in my head down on paper in an orderly fashion seemed to come easily for me. It felt like the opposite of drawing. I figured that I was meant to continue to pursue writing but that making art was not in my future.
I am so grateful to the Zentangle Method for providing an accessible entry point to making art and changing my mind.
|Quoth the raven, "Nevermore"|
Flux and 'NZeppel for Diva Challenge #290
Today I believe that the passion, commitment, patience, and hours of practice accomplished artists put into their work often gets mis-characterized as "natural talent."
Today I believe in growth mindsets and failing forward.
My beliefs around talent have changed dramatically since those tender teenage years and it's been a truly joyous discovery to see how wrong I was.
|detail of an abstract encaustic painting|
|Facets, Corner Box, Chard, Cubine, Hubred, Dex|
for the straight lines Diva Challenge #286
|illustration of poppy and lotus seed heads|
encaustic collage with pastel
|Tripoli monotangle for diva challenge #284|