Refresh the Soul
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Refresh the Soul

What I Wish I Had Been Taught About Art Series

Dealing with Obstacles When Learning a New Skill

Sometimes it seems like the world is against you

On the left sits an easel with two canvases and a bucket underneath (one canvas is too short to make a replica of the painting so the author simply stacked another on top). To the right, on a dark coffee table are paints, brushes and a painting knife on plastic plates for palettes, paper towels, the Bob Ross box, the informational booklet, the DVD, and the can of paint thinner. In the background on the right, you can see a bookshelf with books.
Photo by the author of all her art supplies set up to do her Bob Ross Painting Kit. Unfortunately, fate had other plans.

I’ve had the Bob Ross box set longer than I care to admit. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been trying to delve more into art, trying to overwrite the years of believing that I was “unartistic”…

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Sarah Marie

Sarah Marie

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