The same is true with painting. I work on my big paintings -the ones I call my important work. But I also paint everyday- something to post. Often late at night, sometimes in bed, usually not fabulous. But it's my ritual. In painting and posting to social media- 1,800 days without missing, I have freed myself to experiment- to not be afraid to throw new and incomplete ideas out there. I can go on auto pilot and create as my mind wanders to future paintings. The routine makes it as natural as brushing my teeth. I often wonder how long I will continue, perhaps as many days as my daughter has taken class. Her embracement of the ritual inspires me. She is an artist.
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