Learning to try new things
I love to paint — colours are important to my life.
But lines and shapes and details have eluded me. I needed a change — something new. A long time ago I took a pen and ink course. (My first drawings are in Canada and we are vacationing right now — so I hope to show them later.) I really liked drawing with lines and shapes but then got sidetracked with watercolour alone.
This year I decided to try something new.
A week ago I signed up for what they called a zentangula class, which is basically using lines, shapes, dots to create patterns. You can fill in anything — a full picture or a portion of a picture. You can make colouring pages.
I was excited to try it out.
Here are the sample pages I did in class:
That day after a little practice I did my first colouring page on my own.
I used Psalm 119:115
“By Your Word, I can see where I am going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path (from The Message).”
God’s Word helps me so much.
It changed me from an angry person to a peaceful quiet one. It inspired me to try harder, to expand my horizons. It taught me not to be afraid — of anything.
And this is how I coloured it.
I used watercolour pencils — so I get to colour and to paint with water.
I can’t wait to try the next one.
I hope to give you examples of what I learn.
What I am learning is to STRETCH myself.
I want to try new things. So just as I stretched myself in my writing by using Medium, I am doing the same in my artwork.
What do you need to stretch in?
Are you doing the same old things or are you trying something new?
I would love to hear what new ideas, thoughts, or creative adventures you are trying.