So when it came time to head up to the mountains and to begin my watercolor painting endeavor, you can bet that this mantra came fully into play. I was nervous being out of my comfort zone, nervous to be traveling quite a distance from my house, and just not very comfortable. But I knew deep down in my heart of hearts that I had been dreaming of an opportunity like this for a very long time. I was the only one holding me back, and heaven knows that you only get so many opportunities in this life to try new things before they pass you by.
So as the day progressed I was so pleasantly surprised at how comfortable I was becoming! And….why not? I was outdoors and surrounded by some of Southern California’s most beautiful mountains ranges. Bird were singing, a light breeze was dancing around, and several people would stop as they passed by us to ask questions about my painting, about me. It was a rather heady experience truth be told, and a great opening trip to begin many more trips to come. I was also getting a firm grasp on the watercolor medium itself; which can be a bit tricky if you don’t have an idea as to how to begin. But begin I did, and then when we were ready to go I brought the painting home to work on it some more.
'Monrovia Canyon Morning'
Here’s to the beautiful dance of a mantra and a paint brush..SL