DIN

My friend, Marylyn, and I are working through Larry Moore’s Fishing for Elephants  Insights and Exercises to Inspire Authentic Creativity. We heard him speak and demonstrate at Plein Air South in May, 2019 and thought if we read and discussed it together, we would get more from it. I have begun quite a few self-help books without completing them (sound familiar?), so this would hold me accountable. At least it would provide opportunities to have lunch once a week and talk about it.

So after painting and having our chicken salad  (the quintessential Southern Ladies’ lunch ), we were discussing Chapter Five, Resistance, when we both mentioned how “Do It Now!” truly resonated with us. Both Marylyn and I spent years not making art because Life was happening (raising a family, working a job); we both realized making art was our priority and we need to Do It Now or it may not get done.

My studio. Do something new every day. Using a plein air pastel painting as the basis for a much larger oil was new for me (and a lot of fun).

I recently wrote about using your good things because life is short. Time is short and there is none to be wasted.  Whatever your passion, don’t wait. Who knows what tomorrow will bring. DIN!

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