"Quirky Selfie" is the theme this month at the PAF Gallery.
I know selfie's are often a challenge for people and I am no different.
Here we go . . .
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I have always been able to see and appreciate the beauty in other people, in a myriad of plants, animals and even critters I am not particularly fond of. Exquisitely crafted books, poetry, music that stirs the soul and art that leaves me open-mouthed in awe of the creativity . . . not difficult to pronounce them as works of beauty. Seeing it in myself was something I have struggled with much of my life.
Believing we are all marked by our Maker with elements of beauty, it seems that I needed to shift my attitude towards myself and acknowledge and embrace my own beauty.
As I have alluded to in previous posts, for a long time I disqualified myself from using the word "Artist" to describe myself. Having moved past that I have stepped out in a number of ways.
This Photo Art Friday link-up has been instrumental in releasing my inner child and giving me permission to play with no rules but lots of inspiration and sharing of techniques and processes.
And . . . this past Saturday, I went to a Prophetic Art Workshop and played with real canvas and paint and brushes. Oh joy! All my life I have wanted to paint and have never done more than a few paint by numbers as a child.
Here are my first fumbling attempts at painting with acrylics.
It was really mostly about feeling the way the brushes move and how different strokes look but oh what fun I had and can hardly wait for the next workshop.
Come see what's hanging in the gallery over at Bonnie's . . .