You are braver than you believe...

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ― A.A. Milne

Steve Sonnen at MIrada challenged me to some new pieces for the gallery in August.  He was wanting some of the freedom in other pieces he had sold. Sometimes that 'freedom' in a painting can seem daunting.  I have very little control over it past this point above.  I have surfaced the canvas with acrylics and once that was dry, began squirting the oils in the chosen colors all over the surface.  At this point I have control. After this I loose control and only spirit works to complete the painting.

Before I can even begin a painting I have to make sure I am in order.  God must be first, my worries must not be anywhere in the studio... and order has to be in the peace of mind as I work. Music often creates that safe place of peace for me.  Letting go and letting the spirit work is daunting. I pray as I begin and if necessary, pray along the way!  

Do you realize you are braver than you think you are?

"The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son."  Revelations 21:7