Hi Journal & Friends!
Oh boy, it's Toon Tuesday again. :-D
A few years ago I started a painting... got as far as the finished drawing on extra large drafting paper, and a small color study. I never finished the painting... I'll explain in a minute. But first here is the color study of a small portion of the larger design. Yep, I was still into bunnies back then! (click to enlarge)
The name of the painting was to be either "Tree of Life", or "Hearts Desire". It was inspired by an ancient proverb:
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."
But... it took me a long time to figure out why I never finished it. I would think... "Oh it's so big, and I am so busy". Or... "I have to do this other project first"... or..."I don't have time".
No. That wasn't it. It was because I didn't WANT to work on it.
It bothered me... stirred up painful emotions. It reminded me that I did NOT have that longing of my heart... to lose the weight and get my life back!! So I avoided it.
Here are some of the sketches that went along with getting ready for the painting... I even had my color palette all picked out! (click to enlarge):
I have one other project that I am involved in, that I am excited about... but after that, I am feeling as though I just might like to go ahead and finish that bunny painting! I have a feeling it will not be as subdued as this little color study. It will probably be bursting with color, energy and passion. Gee, I wonder why?? :-D
From Dr Phil's book: "By changing the way you think, you can change the way you feel and act."
My verse for today: "The end of a matter is better than it's beginning."
My quote for today: "Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life." --Vincent Van Gogh
Enjoy the Journey,