Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Art of Learning

There is always something new to learn!  I saw a public bus that had been painted white driving down the street yesterday and the sign on the front said -- “Driver Training”.  I thought -- wow -- that’s how you learn to drive a public bus.

In art -- there is always something new to learn - and it could seem as difficult as learning to safely drive a public bus.  And perhaps it is!
Without learning we do not grow -- and sometimes this can be challenging and scary -- yet, we have to walk through that door with our hearts and minds wide open and let go!
We can all get stuck in doing things over and over the same way -- and that’s safe and comfortable -- so today -- try something new -- a new brush, a new technique or a new color!  Be Bold -- Be Daring -- Be Magnificent!
And remember -- Have Fun!
Today -- take a few minutes and pray for the people of Haiti who survived their earthquake -- all of those people who are still living in makeshift tents in “Tent City” -- and now a huge rain storm is headed there way -- pray that they find comfort and a dry place to be,  and that there are no mud slides and no cholera!  
And, then, remember how fortunate we are here in the United States with our warm houses and our “creature comforts”.
Thank you for being in my life.
12 x 12, Oil on Board


  1. How Beautiful Diane! Loved this post! Especially your sentiments: Be Bold ~ Be Daring ~ Be Magnificent! Such words of encouragement! Hugs, Terri

  2. Rester soi-même... Laisser aller sa spontanéité... et tout le bonheur se lira sur la toile... Bisous et mille pensées pour ceux qui souffrent en ce monde.

  3. You're such a warm thoughtful person. If you ran the world all would be perfect. I like that thought.

    Thanks for the reminder to experiment and continue to have fun. Its in those works that we succeed the best, yet its so hard at times to just let yourself go.