This morning I was all excited about the Canyon Columbine I found last Tuesday. I tried to make a pastel painting but was very frustrated on the outcome. So frustrated it ended in the garbage. It happens.
What did I do? Well, after I couldn’t get my painting to work, I ate something really bad for me (comfort food). Then I sulked. When my pity party was over I came to my senses…finally…and started over.
Never give up.
Don’t ever listen to those voices in your head when you do something you do not like that says, “Oh, you’re not really an artist, you can’t paint for anything!”
Get behind me, negative thinking!
I decided to change my medium to watercolor and start over. I think the busy background (canyon wall) of my original photo was too much. I am very pleased with this simple watercolor columbine painting.
If you allow negative thinking, fear, or hopelessness to win, you will never reach your goals. Life is just too short for that to happen. Press on and try again. You can do it. Have your own personal pity party then quickly move on.