Ever watched the film" Finding Nemo"? You should. Dory ( the stupidly smart blue fish ) suggests "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming" as a solution to one of Nemo's existential problems ( you know, the ones that go " Who and I? where am I going? How am I going to get there? How am I going to find my way? "). And I agree. Sometimes, just keep swimming, or in my case, just keep painting ,is the only way to make any kind of progress or find any kind of answer to whatever question I am supposed to be asking. In the doing, the solution is found.
Just keep doing. Whatever it is that you do, do it. And if you don't know what it is you are supposed to be doing, just do anything. Start somewhere. Try writing, or crafting or gardening or swimming or teaching or singing...whatever, just keep doing. And if you write, craft etc and are stuck, just do it some more or a little differently.
Now where was I?
Ah, yes. This week I have been getting back into painting. I am not sure how to distill all my ideas onto canvas, but sometimes I just have to make a start and see where I go. Mistakes are made but I love fixing them and I also loves the discoveries made whilst mistaking. Also, sometimes mistakes are just that. Cock-ups made, acknowledged and then set aside as I tackle the next thing.Just keep swimming.
Which one is the cock-up, I hear you ask. Ha! Never telling!
A selection of the starts, the In-progress, the complete and the details, in no particular order.
BTW, the other great fish movie was " A Fish called Wanda" . Also highly recommended.