In the Gap
While learning a new technique, my newbie’s clumsiness with the behavior of the paints and the various mediums involved yielded an uninteresting surface. Colors I thought would pop and provide contrast got buried in layers underneath, unable to rise due to the consistency of my mixture.
Instead of trashing it, I set it aside to allow the paint to dry, but over the next few weeks, the square block would attract my attention. One day I playfully rubbed gold to add interest to the textural layers, but the art was not yet finished with me.
It would take yet another “play” session where colors where accented it and new ones added, plus time on the cushion to dismiss all mental constructs about being faithful to the technique, and for an important life lesson to present itself for healing and integration. I knew that the lesson had nothing to do with the failed technique.
I invite you to read the blog post of the same name to find out more about the art and the lesson learned, paste this link on your browser http://wp.me/pwP90-1vR,
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