A Dime for your growth

Today we will explore painting. This is for everyone. Please take a canvas and begin painting. Also, if you have oil paints they will be easier to use. Now you’re painting something, whatever you paint we know that corrections are not to worry about. It’s the easiest with oil-paints and prettier if not. However, drying is a slow process and countless number of corrections can be made over and over. If you’re no professional like me, this will happen to you: You will reach one point after which there’s just too much paint on the canvas. Any more corrections will mean either repainting and ending up with a messy, wet and dry, some-sort-of-a-big-mistake picture at the end. And that’s completely okay, you’re the artist.

But let’s take a minute and think about our canvas.

We are like the canvas. The canvas is colourful, messy, unplanned, wet and dry, lively and sad — whatever you call it. But it’s not blank. Now this must mean two things. You’re not nothing, you’re obviously something and like the oil painting that is developing, aging, drying to be more beautiful, (it’s an opinion not to be taken too seriously) you improvise as you go. And two, you’ve also been repainted a several times. So when you’re painted upon again, you’re not going to respond like a canvas.. that has never met paint. Because you’re already a painting.

But often we seperate ourselves from the act and we try being blank canvases again. How can that be?

When the painting is done drying it’s become more of the canvas and vice versa. It simply doesn’t go any other way. It’s obvious really, and a good artist knows this. And so he paints, he does his task.