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MAYBE...

My work table where I am currently working on all of my small abstract figure pieces. 
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“I dip my pen in the blackest of ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my ink pot .”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Maybe

“Maybe I should try this technique.” “Maybe I should explore this subject matter.” “Maybe I should try acrylic instead of oil.”

Often the word “Someday” gets added to the ends of these sentences. 

I don’t know about you, but usually whenever I tell myself, “Maybe…Someday,” it never happens.

So, I have started to act on my “Maybe… Somedays.” Whenever I find myself saying “maybe”, then that is definitely something to try. When I get to the point where I am even using the word “maybe”, then that tells me that I have more than just a passing interest in whatever it is.

So now for me, “maybe” means “try.” I have even begun keeping a list of my ‘maybes.” It is a short list right now, but sure to grow. Some of the things on my list include: learning how to abstract the figure, using more collage, and exploring the color gray. Learning how to use an airbrush is also on my list. So, I have just purchased one and cannot wait to learn how to use it and how to incorporate its use into what I already do.

Go on! Give your “maybes” a try. I love the freedom and empowerment this new philosophy has given me.

Best,

David


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