Last September I set myself a few goals, one of which was to start (and finish) a painting I'd had in my mind for a while. I love making and creating things but I'm not very good at finishing them - often they get put aside when life gets too busy, or another projects captures my imagination. Which is why it's taken me four months to finish a painting that admittedly is not complicated or very detailed. But this week I did finish it, and here it is:
These are some of the "work in progress" shots:
My main creative outlets are photography, cooking and collage-type books and cards. I wouldn't class myself as artistic - I definitely know my limits when it comes to drawing and painting skill. But last autumn I wanted to try to push those limits a little, and to not be afraid to try things I think I'm bad at. And I was pleased (four months later) when I did finally finish this project. So this year, I'm going to try to push my self-identified limits a little more, in all areas of life. And we'll see what happens.
Do you have areas of your life you impose restrictions on by saying "I can't"? Or have you said "I can" to something and surprised yourself?