Being a woman over 50, it’s so nice to have the ability to feel like I am 5 years old just by painting. I’ve always loved this inner child of mine; it is fresh, full of joy, and feels the closest to what I consider “the real me”. So I felt lucky when my friend Annice told me she wanted to make her Holiday gifts this year, and wouldn’t it be a great idea to paint on glass bottles over at my house? Yes!
It turns out that you are either someone who jumps into anything creative, or you are not. Funny enough, the judgemental chatter of the mind of each is the same. Annice is so full of life that I was surprised when she said she couldn’t paint. Impossible! Me on the other hand, I just love the process, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a masterpiece or not. How wonderful it was to see Annice go beyond her mind’s judgments and create some pretty cool designs. We listened to some good music, enjoyed yummy snacks, drank schnapps, and laughed a lot! Time stopped for us that Sunday afternoon and it felt rejuvenating. I hope you make the time for your inner child on a regular basis – it’s fun!
One of my favorite artist’s is Georgia O’Keefe, and this is one of my favorite quotes from her:
"I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do."