been painting softly away today,

trying to get over this cold…

and relishing in the paintwork.

I call this one Lotus Goddess ~ she is a replica of another one I’ve done… just with a different facial expression.

If I can say one thing to anyone, it is:


Do it.

Pick up that charcoal, paintbrush or pen.

Doodle, paint, smooth, colour, texture, draw.

Do not impose expectations on how it “should” look.

Do not say “But I can’t draw.”

Yes, you can. We are all blessed with the ability to draw.

Unless you have no hands, and even then you can use your mouth.

Create because it feels good.

Because it allows new and secret sides out,

to whisper and shout on paper.

Create because you can.

because it’s fun. it’s joy*full.

Paint your pain, your story, your love, your life.

Draw what you need to say to the world.

Or even just what you need to whisper to yourself.

Go forth, love beans,

and Create.