I am a firm believer in the fact that everything happens for a reason. In all of the books I’ve been reading, they all agree that if you want to succeed, you should follow your intuition. This week something happened that brought both of those to the forefront of my mind.
Last Sunday, I was enjoying the first afternoon of my vacation, watching videos, when I heard a knock at the door. One of my favorite neighbors was standing on the other side with a tray full of oil paints, and equipment. Since the same time last year I have been re-learning my passion for art, and drawing. My plan was to start with drawing, then work my way up to oils, which I planned to learn by the end of this year.
I wasn’t certain when I was going to start working on it, but with her knock, I felt like now would be a great time. Before this point, I came up with the usual excuses; I don’t know where to start, I don’t have any good equipment, all the usual points of resistance. I tried to watch some Bob Ross videos, but they don’t stay on YouTube long enough to get anything out of.
With no Bob Ross videos to watch, I came to another resistance point; how can I learn the style I like if I can’t learn from the best? Then I told myself that I just have to ask the right question, and it hit me. Look up Bob Ross style paintings, and through the results I found a guy who is teaching painting. His name is Jason Bowen, and not only is his style very close to Bob Ross, his method of teaching is close.
Since that excuse is blown, I thought canvas will be expensive. Through the Art Mart in Portland I found stretched canvas, 5×7, for 1.75 each. Ok, so now I’m out of excuses for starting now.
I know, I could have let that inner voice have its way, and not follow my intuition; but how will I ever find out how much potential I have if I don’t start doing something about it. I am hoping to have a painting finished soon to show everyone, but until then, don’t let that inner voice tell you not to start moving forward with your dreams.
Don’t let your current dreams become your future regrets; start now.
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