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Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Critiquing my work and finding the JOY


and

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”
Marianne Williamson



Finally my current painting project is completed and in a frame.



Acrylics on 8x10 canvas board.

I am my harshest critic.

Why are we never satisfied with things we do?

I promised myself several years ago when I began to take painting lessons I would not try to compare mine exactly to the one my teacher or the other students painted.

But, for some reason, we all do the same.
"I love yours, mine is just not right."

HH thinks it is very good.

My teacher says "good job."

I know some things for sure, my eyesight is not the same as when I first began to paint.

My hand is not as steady.

Excuses?

No these are facts.

But every Thursday I do this linky with Meri who allows us to share the JOY with her and Meri is a life coach.

She knows her stuff.

Now I found Intentional Me which is a link that encourages one to ponder things.

My philosophy and Meri's is to find JOY all around us. 

At least that is what I say.

But I realize that one needs to stop, sometimes, and
ponder that statement.

Look for the JOY.

In pondering this I take much JOY in being able to afford painting classes, in being able to drive myself  to classes and the JOY of sharing with all my blogging buddies and those who love me.

Now I can ponder in cyberspace and pondering reminds us of our blessings.

Go here for sharing the JOY with Meri.
and
Here for pondering with Michelle.






3 comments:

Meri said...

I believe that to cultivate joy involves pondering a bit -- what lights me up? what makes me tear up with a full heart and gratitude? What happens if I shed the busyness in favor of slowing down, noticing, letting my inner wisdom help me with agenda setting? In that space of wondering and openness, all kinds of magic comes to play.

Little Nell said...

Well I think yor latest painting is joyful; its colours and composition are enough to gladden any heart.

judie said...

We, as artists, are our own worst critics. That said, I believe your painting is beautiful, obviously it is what YOU wanted it to be, else it would not have come from the end of your brush. YOU are what counts. And I really, really like it!