Posts Tagged: mistakes

The Hardest Lesson to Learn

On Christmas Day, my husband and I drove to St. Joseph, Missouri to spend a little time with my sister. While he drove, I gazed out the window, loving the beautiful scenery passing by. Trees, trees, and more trees, all

The Hardest Lesson to Learn

On Christmas Day, my husband and I drove to St. Joseph, Missouri to spend a little time with my sister. While he drove, I gazed out the window, loving the beautiful scenery passing by. Trees, trees, and more trees, all

A Visit to Murphy’s House

We’ve all heard about Murphy’s Law — the one that says that if anything can go wrong, it will, and that’s about what happened with this cringe-worthy failure, so I’ve taken to calling it Murphy’s House. Surely he must live in a place

A Visit to Murphy’s House

We’ve all heard about Murphy’s Law — the one that says that if anything can go wrong, it will, and that’s about what happened with this cringe-worthy failure, so I’ve taken to calling it Murphy’s House. Surely he must live in a place

The Cranky Art Teacher

Yesterday morning I was feeling fairly satisfied with my painting progress. I’d added the finishing touches to one picture, and later in the morning I dabbled a bit with watercolor, actually liking the results. Although the painting isn’t finished yet,

The Cranky Art Teacher

Yesterday morning I was feeling fairly satisfied with my painting progress. I’d added the finishing touches to one picture, and later in the morning I dabbled a bit with watercolor, actually liking the results. Although the painting isn’t finished yet,

What Not To Do

Whenever we set about learning a new skill, we tend to focus on what we should do. With oil painting, of course it’s important to know basic techniques and “how-to’s”, but I’ve found that it’s just as important to know

What Not To Do

Whenever we set about learning a new skill, we tend to focus on what we should do. With oil painting, of course it’s important to know basic techniques and “how-to’s”, but I’ve found that it’s just as important to know

Let Me Count The Ways…

I started mentally listing all the mistakes I had made in this painting, and even though I considered grabbing my trusty rag and wiping it all away, I just wasn’t up to it. I’d been working on this painting for several days, and emotionally I didn’t want to see all that effort literally “wiped out”.

Let Me Count The Ways…

I started mentally listing all the mistakes I had made in this painting, and even though I considered grabbing my trusty rag and wiping it all away, I just wasn’t up to it. I’d been working on this painting for several days, and emotionally I didn’t want to see all that effort literally “wiped out”.

Oops!

I really loved this painting…until the giant tree happened.

Oops!

I really loved this painting…until the giant tree happened.

Oil and Water Do Not Mix

I was quite excited on Friday when my husband and I drove into Kansas City. It’s about an hour’s drive, and while he goes into the city every day to work, I don’t get there too often. The real excitement

Oil and Water Do Not Mix

I was quite excited on Friday when my husband and I drove into Kansas City. It’s about an hour’s drive, and while he goes into the city every day to work, I don’t get there too often. The real excitement

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the

One Step Forward…

No, no, this isn’t another post about feet. I’m sure we all saw enough of those yesterday. This post is about moving ahead and making progress while feeling downhearted and discouraged at the same time. I know I’m not the

One Step Forward…

No, no, this isn’t another post about feet. I’m sure we all saw enough of those yesterday. This post is about moving ahead and making progress while feeling downhearted and discouraged at the same time. I know I’m not the