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I am an artist based in Atlanta, GA creating original works in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. 

As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration.
— Laura Nyro

Last week I established a beautiful and serene watercolor palette, I was quite proud of it. The process of creating them was quite ceremonial...the house was quiet which gave me the opportunity to think, test, and gradually build the colors.  The colors supported a specific palette I was wanting to create from.  I had it all planned out.

Well, life happened and I wasn't able to begin my painting on the specific day I had all of my paints turned grainy.  My beautiful color palette turned to a grainy, plasticky mess.  Taking a moment to mourn my lost colors, I quickly mixed another color palette.  The collection I had in mind fell away, but I had already prepared my paper - beautiful 16"x16" deckled edged papers.

I decided it was time to explore.  

I had to let go of what I had originally planned and just...played.  

Creative surrender.  Let it go...dawn, just let it go, gurl.

Earlier that week I had purchased a few of the Sakura pens: silver, gold and white and was excited to incorporate them into the studies.  Letting down my guard allowed my my testing of them to be even more productive because I wasn't trying to "do" anything.  I had resolved my creative time to simply exploring.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
— T.S. Eliot
not thwarted

not thwarted

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