The piece I'm currently working on is taking me a while, I am enjoying every second.
Countless details, shades of greens and corrections.
From time to time, I do take photos of my work - and I realized its a good thing to do if you can.. you can 'see it' differently.
For example I looked at this art again, on the monitor and realized I do not like the cat at all and changed it to a rabbit. It just 'sit's in the painting better.
For a moment I might think 'this should be going faster' much like wanting the vegetables in the garden to grow and I remind myself - to be patient. I will know when it is complete.
You wil know when it is time to pick.
When the time is right, the time is right in all thing.
I feel as though I am going through a HUGE growth spurt again.
I recently have been dealing with someone who is angry, and I am getting the brunt of the anger... an acquaintance I've made over the years and have felt sorry for because I have watched the patch of destruction unfold. I've tried to be understanding, patient and nice... there comes a time when you just have to step back and say this person is STUCK and content being stuck and when we try to reach in to unstick them - they only pull us into the mud to suffocate together.
How do 'I' know I am getting pulled into he mud with them?
When I 'get like them' and retaliate with a mean remark because they have hurt me and I am frustrated & want them to feel the same.
I in most cases, do instantly regret it.
Clearly the rest of the world also seems to have this problem to a great degree - or we would be focusing on serious issues like waters, hunger, war instead of hurt egos.
I did think - this will be the 'one' that cuts off ties with his person... perhaps that is why I did send it. It is easier to walk away than to feel continually drained by this person, I wish that was not the case but I am admitting it.
Time to walk away and remove myself from their being STUCK... the mud is too deep.
This too is growth, I guess a sort of 'pruning off' dead matter so new life can appear!
That is a good way to think about it and thats exactly what I will do as I complete this painting.
I won't give the situation another thought, instead I will focus on what I can do to continue to grow in the right direction. Up.