Recently I watched this short video from ‘Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend’ (see the link below), where this question was asked: ‘How do you maintain the momentum of change and not slide back?’ I am sure most of you ask themselves this question many times. The author Liz Gilbert who is best known for her 2006 memoir titled ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ advises:
‘Follow your curiosity. It is a clue…and it might lead you to your passion…or it might not, you might get nothing from it at all…except the beautiful long life where all you did was follow your gorgeous curiosity and that should be enough too.’
I totally agree with this statement. Sometimes it might take time to find a passion because when you do things for the first time in most cases it will not be your best shot, e.g. playing the piano, learning to scuba dive or painting for instance. Do not stop and follow the momentum.
I have followed my curiosity and kept on painting. I thought that a good way of practising would be to copy the work of the big masters. I decided to produce my own take on ‘Cafe Terrace at Night’ by Vincent van Gogh. I was curious to work on it as it would be a good study of depth in the painting.
I signed up for 10- evenings’ workshop to advance my painting skills…see below.
I painted few more acrylics and the time has come for my first oil.
Tell me what you are curious about and how you demonstrate it. I’m curious!