9.16.2019 MONDAY FAC
My creative intention is to relax into what I’m learning, embrace my own pace, and give grace and space to myself.
Wow that’s a lot of aces. 😉
9.20.2019 FRIDAY FAC
I’m so excited! In following my intention to give myself grace and space, I was able to tap into a very heart led process I’d thought I had to give up. It brought me to this, a little water in my eyes, and a blog post which I’ll share soon.
9.9.19 MONDAY FAC
My intention is to avoid posting my art on social media and this will help me follow my own heart without worrying about the expectations of others.
One more: I’m going to start dissecting Flowers so that I can see how they go together.... I think it will guide my intuition if I add more experience with parts of flowers.
9.13.2019 FRIDAY FAC
My heart and my head argued most of the week, so it was a real tug of war. Not good. I did keep my stuff off of Facebook this week, so that worked out well. I zeroed in on painting sunflowers most of the week. I didn’t have the heart to dissect a fresh sunflower - they’re so pretty. My plan was to dismantle one that’s wilted until a friend in the FAC urged me to pull apart a fresh one and let it teach me.... and so I will. She's right. To everything there is a purpose, right? :)
9.2.19 MONDAY FAC
My intention is to focus a lot of attention and practice on brush load and make some notes.... because my memory stinks and I have to keep relearning the same things over and over. Maybe notes will help me remember. Just the act of writing things down can help, even if I never look at it again.
9.5.19 FRIDAY FAC
This week went great! I learned to keep going with one rather than start over, and by varying the brush load, and using what I guess is wet in wet on parts of my dry under painting, I got a great result. It was so satisfying.
8.26.19 MONDAY FAC
I’m going to give myself more time with each idea - one way I’ll do that is through multiple studies of a single theme with the intention of trying new ways of representing something rather than to keep attempting to represent the same thing in the same way only better. Maybe better is in another direction.
8.30.19 FRIDAY FAC
My intention was to give myself time by staying with a particular subject. Not only did I finally paint a water lily i was happy with, but repetition of the mistakes led me to some insights on bias and memory which led me to a blog post called Art Shines a Light. https://www.donnazfalcone.com/on-a-path-of-color/art-shines-a-light
8.19.2019 MONDAY FAC
I will be rethinking my beliefs about what it means to represent something I see .... the middle ground between abstract and realism. And with that I’ll practice from a photo or two - reminding myself I can do what I want.
8.23.2019 FRIDAY FAC
My intention was to explore the middle ground between abstract and realism.... and to do what I want! I gave myself the nudge to shake off the expectations of others (to paint real things) and my own expectation (to know exactly where I’m going with all this). I spent time in prayer over what am I supposed to do and what good is all this and the phrase that popped into my head and has come back to me all week long is this: just keep painting. Just that. Just keep painting. It doesn’t matter if my art never ‘goes anywhere’ in this moment. Just keep painting. So, that’s what I’m going to do. I feel so lucky to have found you all.
8.13.2019 TUESDAY FAC
My creative intention is to notice my own needs hidden in the things I think other people need.... and then find a way to meet them.
8.16.2019 FRIDAY FAC
I’m grateful to have found your site and this community, Angela. Heart Led is the only way for me.... the more I take a child’s ‘newcomer ‘ perspective, the more I feel things click and connect.