Behold. My watercolor painting.
It may look silly, but it served a purpose.
During the hour I spent trying out different techniques I’d see on online tutorials, not a single thought of expectation crossed my mind.
There were a lot of, “Oh, I see, the brush needs more water”… and “Oops, that’s too much water.” And “Oooh, that’s a pretty color!”
Zero thoughts of, “Why isn’t this better?”… “Why is that line crooked?”… “I’m terrible, I should just give up.”
Doing things I’m not good at eases my mind into a gentle, meditative state. It’s like being inside a cozy cabin in the woods that offers a break from all expectations.
This is why I have brush lettering pens, calligraphy pens, and now watercolors. They are my cozy cabin where I can retreat and rest.
What’s your version of a cozy cabin?
I’d love to know!
Thanks for reading,