I’ve been wanting to do a dragonfly piece for a while and as soon as I read this quote, I knew it was meant to be.
“The fall isn’t final unless you stay on the ground” – Marie Forleo
She writes – “failures (ie: challenges, lessons, mistakes, gifts) are guaranteed. What matters most, however, isn’t the fact you stumbled. What matters most is what you do immediately after.
Don’t give the fear of failure or making a mistake a chance to harden in your bones. Get back up while the fear is fresh.”
The word fly came to mind and I knew that I could use this quote to inspire this piece.
Lots of layers of collage and things that signify the journey of life and art. With bold colors because it’s a bold accomplishment to keep going when we feel things didn’t go as planned.
This applies to art too, not just life.
Too often as a beginning artist, we can create something and it doesn’t go as planned (that still happens every day) and we question our ability.
What we do after a blunder is so very important….. the key is to keep going, while the fear and frustration is still fresh…. dive back in and don’t give doubt a chance to sway us from doing it again.
I’ll share more about it in the video.
- 11×14 MDF board
- Liquitex fluid matte medium
- Utrecht gesso
- Liquitex carbon black spray paint
- Lukas cryl acrylic (cobalt teal, olive green, fern, caramel, prussian blue)
- Lukas acrylic ultramarine blue
- Golden soflat acrylic cadmium orange
- Liquitex soft body (quinacridone magenta, napthol pink)
- Amsterdam carbon black
- a variety of soft pastels (teal, black & white)
- Stabilo woody teal and white
- Stabilo all pencil
- Generals charcoal pencil
- Black china marker
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