12 Hours Is All It Took!
I took a walk last night around 8 p.m. and took some pics of these pink iris getting ready to bloom.
The day before, May 12, you couldn't tell they were pink,
but by 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, May 13,
this is what they looked like.
By 8 a.m. Monday morning May 14, this was what greeted
me on my early morning walk.
This is a close up of this beautiful pink iris.
How was I motivated on this beautiful Monday morning
just by taking a walk and
noticing the change in these beauties?
Those bulbs have been in the ground for a number of years.
They bloom each year and then after the blooms die off they continue to be green but bloomless in my garden for the rest of the summer.
Their green dies off after the first frost and then it looks like nothing is in that spot for the rest of the winter and early spring.
Then, the magic starts to happen.
As the soil and the air warm up,
green shoots start coming up out of the ground.
Then a stalks shoots up with tiny green buds on it.
Then you start to see a little color,
This beautiful bloom opens up for everyone to enjoy.
It's like that in life!
Often times we try to do something,
and it looks like nothing is happening!
You don't feel like you're accomplishing anything.
You don't feel like you're getting any better.
You don't feel like you're moving that project along!
You might be ready to give up at this point.
But your success might be another 12 hours away,
just like that beautiful pink iris was.
If you're trying to learn a skill like painting,
and you don't feel like you've made progress,
I'm here to tell you, you have.
Your hand is becoming part of the brush,
You're understanding how to to use the brush better,
You're learning how to mix color better.
The results may not be in your painting yet,
But I promise if you keep going,
One day you're going to amaze yourself!
Something incredible will just flow off your brush
and it will all have been worth it.
Don't EVER Give UP!
The Painter Nation Members Club is almost finished
and I'm getting ready to test it to make sure everything works.
This project has been in the works for well over six months,
and there were many days and weeks when I wanted to just throw in the towel and surrender.
But I have continued to push through,
because I think it will really help anyone and everyone
who wants to learn how to paint.
I am going to immerse you in a topic for a month and you will learn how to draw and paint that topic in several different ways.
You'll have access to great art foundation lessons that will always be at your beck and call.
You'll have access to lots of reference photos for the monthly topic and there will be many real time videos teaching you up close and personal all the nuances of the monthly topic.
I don't want you to ever give up!
If you want to learn to paint,
I want you to be successful.
It's out there for the taking!!!