I used to always think a blank white canvas was intimidating with no instructions to follow, no dots to connect, no lines to color in, but I've gotten over that. Both in art and in life, If you don't know what to do, just start. Start something, start anywhere. If you aren't satisfied, rinse your brush and apply a different layer of paint. If it needs to sit out in the sun and dry before moving on, let it do so. You'll be thankful for your patience later, when the colors are vibrant, not muddled. Throughout the entire stage of the process, people will judge, you'll draw attention, you'll be surprised. This is all a part of the process of transforming your canvas.
On Day #1 as a full-time artist and entrepreneur newbie I took this picture (see below). Here I was, post-morning hike, slightly jet lagged from a whirlwind trip to Scandinavia in my new "office" (a.k.a. my patio) ready to work for myself, no time card to punch, no scheduled lunch break. Sitting here made me laugh. I laughed because of the discomfort, excitement, freedom, and uncertainty that was all wrapped up in this moment.
It has been exactly one month since I left my job to follow this creative craving that has been deep within me and I want to take you on this journey with me. I don't know EXACTLY where it is going, but we are starting here! It is pretty exciting, definitely scary, possibly risky, and some would say crazy, but here we go!