I’ve had avocados on my brain. They are YUMMY…and they are very pretty when you slice them open, with uncluttered, simple lines, their creamy color, and a single large smooth, brown seed or pit. I’ve been wanting to try painting one for a while now, and every time I would cut one open for guacamole I would think to myself, what are you waiting for? So, it was time to give it a go, and I painted my first avocado yesterday on a mini canvas.
Once I let go of my inner critic—ever so critical of my little painting (Why can’t I get this bumpy skin texture right?! My color is a little off, ugh!)–I then left my piece behind as an art release at a local restaurant. I hung it on their community bulletin board, and it was gone by the time I left–very exciting for me and my first avocado attempt.
You know that little muse you can’t shake? It won’t leave you alone until you honor it in a creative release of your own. I encourage you to listen to those unexpected muses, they are part of your creative path. Time to give it a go!
Links: Creative Release on Facebook, “creating art, releasing art, people finding art”