I’m still working…

“Every young person grows up with an overwhelming sense of possibility, and how life, in some ways, is just a series of incidents in which that possibility is enlarged or smacked out of you. How you adapt is your choice.” Twyla Tharp in her book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life  (pg. 77)

I’m reflecting on how important it is to recover that childlike feeling… the innocence of thinking up ideas and seeing the possibility, rather than being afraid and “correcting” yourself… to follow the whim to the ideas.

I’m in the middle of a couple paintings right now and I will wait to show them to you. I had a break-through with one of my watercolor paintings with technique and that was really exciting! When this happens, the soul is fed the fuel that makes it easy to move forward. By now I know that you can increase the happening of these moments by working every day. It’s that blip in time… in your thoughts where you think: “What if?”… and you follow that whim to see where it goes. You have to pay attention when that moment happens.

one of my palettes

I hope that you’ll come back and see the results.

About Rachel Heu

"Creativity is an act of defiance. You're challenging the status quo. You're questioning accepted truths and principles. You're asking three universal questions that mock conventional wisdom: Why do I have to obey the rules? Why can't I be different? Why can't I do it my way?" --Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life (pg. 133)
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4 Responses to I’m still working…

  1. debra mckune says:

    I love that quote!

  2. Betty says:

    can’t wait to see. Go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/PBandJdesign and see the hat Martha made for me.

    • Rachel Heu says:

      Hello Mom (Betty)– I tried to go find the hat and the link took me to her main page– which was really fun and colorful; but I couldn’t find the hat! –Rachel

      @Everyone- BTW Martha is my sister and P B and J Design is her completely fun-colorful-creative Etsy shop full of dolls and wall-hangings. My other sister, Belinda, has some vivid glass jewelry posted there too. Check it out if you’re interested! In the words of one of my past students, we are an “Art family”! 🙂

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