It was George Bernard Shaw who said “Youth is wasted on the young.” I sometimes remind my young adult sons about this when they are getting uppity. This amusing quote, like all good quotes, has more than a grain of truth to it…
They say that there are three chronic types of fear: the fear of failure, fear of success and fear of change. Which one do you relate to? Studies suggest that the greatest fear out of these three is the fear of change. I have to agree based on…
Perhaps you have been painting for a few years. If you have discovered an affinity for painting, you are probably working at improving your painting, too. It stands to reason that you want to level up your skills to better express yourself…
So you want to start painting? I am delighted with your decision, because painting is one of the most rewarding pastimes available to us.
Do you reach the middle of the year and wonder what happened in the past six months? It can be a shock to discover that your resolutions are lying in shreds or have been forgotten.
The funny thing about being a full-time artist is that you think everyone else is creating art too. At least planning to anyway. Fortunately, there are responsible people doing the jobs that we artists try to avoid.
Are you a creative person? Is making art a daily or regular thing you need to do? Heck, are you making a living partly or completely from art? If you are, then you have played this game many times. Maybe you are very good at it or starting out as a newbie.
Family gatherings are fascinating experiences. They can be wonderful moments of shared love and joy. They can also tip to the other extreme and result in conflict. But usually everyone makes up again and all ends well.
Are you looking forward to reconnecting with your creative side after 60? You know that this is healthy and will do wonders to smooth out the edges of the past few years. Decades even. One favorite option is painting, but before you begin you need to make a critical choice. What medium will work best?