“There are only two options: make progress or make excuses.”

Lovely!  Someone’s been looking in on my life.  I am the queen of excuses, motivated, I believe, by lack of belief.  Belief in myself and fear of failure, which I’ve groomed myself to believe in.

My goals have been to continue writing a daily blog because I enjoy writing, to master the Kalimba, which I’ve now scheduled into my day on a regular basis, and to paint with more freedom and wild abandon.  I love colors and texture.

For a long time I’ve relegated my painting to geometric shapes and colors.  Pleasing, but not very deep into wild abandon.

kit piece

But here’s the lesson that keeps smacking me in the face.  What you focus on expands.  You only find what you look for.

Somehow, things I want and need show up in my life.  And somehow, books by Flora Bowley appeared.  Bowley is a teacher and master of intuitive painting.  Her style, painting in layers, seems to be exactly what I’m looking for.  I bought her book and set about painting intuitively.


First layer of my first intuitive painting

And then I got stuck again. Fortunately, Bowley offers an online e-course.  But that would mean I’d have to sign up for the course, which put me into another state of procrastination.  Message to self – Just sign up!  I finally did.

Now it’s simply a matter of follow through for the Queen of Procrastination.  I think I’m going to enlist a friend to receive daily reports on my progress.  Break down or break through.  Time to get unstuck!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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