Saturday, October 5, 2013

Yellow Spot

What is art to you?

To me art is wild, colorful, messy expression. 

I like wild, creative stuff. I can like art.

Except that art was not always this way for me.

Art class. Not being good enough. Fear of being laughed at for not knowing how to draw anything (I still prefer to draw stick people thank you very much).

Somewhere down the line, art changed and it became the wild, creative stuff. Not the stuff of art class that I was afraid of.

A couple years ago, I attended a conference that used a lot of art journaling and creativity with colors and collages and my favorite, paint.

And I started working with the kiddos. 

They change the way I see art.

Our passions and gifts are not to be pursued because we are perfect at them but because they come from the Giver.

And we don't all have to love and be good at everything, but I think I like art. Except something was holding me back for years.

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. ” -Pablo Picasso

Maybe my artwork looks a little more like the yellow spot sometimes, maybe you can't distinguish it from the kiddos, but I've started to love art. I can't believe it. Me. And Love. And Art (not an Avett Brothers song).

Need an adventure? Explore color. Try out colors you don't normally use with whatever you have on hand: paint, magic marker, mix it up with your clothes.

Linking with she loves magazine for a create link up. Yes, everybody now..share your create story.


  1. I dreaded painting with oil paints in art 101 years ago. I had never done it and dreaded it. But it ended up being an excellent experience and I loved it! I can't say that I loved it enough to pursue it... but I loved it enough to feel confident to try it again someday.

    Good for you for giving into falling in love with the unexpected :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

    1. It was great hearing from you, Emily! Enjoyed hearing about your experiences with art and painting, too. Now I'm curious to hear more about your adventures :).