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Friday, July 11, 2014

Experiment, Expire, Exhale, Repeat

OR: Do you still let your inner child out to play?

It was a week of experimentation...sometimes to the point of exhaustion, expiring late at night, remembering to exhale; only to rise and repeat it all.  Growth is hard work, it is not always pretty and it is full of highs and lows.  That is the risk we take when we choose to leave our zone of comfort and learn something new.

a play day with clay to warm up the child inside

Then off to class:

Andy Braitman at work, stretching our boundaries

 Work in progress
Stay tuned for resolution ... or not!

I'm thinking I may stop here and sign this one

 pink mountains, purple trees?  ok, now
I'm loose as a goose...

 Starting to make sense of this-
trying to bring  just a little order to the
pink chaos

The four tubes below are all I can use,
color chemistry: please don't fail me now!

Rapt attention while the master leads a critique

meanwhile, back in the studio....

Have you let your inner child out to play this week?  Let him wander around somewhere not worried about getting clothing dirty or spilling the milk?  Have you encouraged that child to take the risk of failing....and having others see that "failure"?
Did you label that flub-up a disaster or a stepping stone?

Here's to a weekend of getting your hands dirty while you still can, of doing something that may not turn out "right" and of totally enjoying the process  - try squirting that whipped cream directly from the can
into a wide open mouth while grinning from ear to ear. Learning and playing are hard work.

Now I understand why children need their naps!

PLAY fully yours,


  1. Such fun! I hope you will share some of those painting techniques with us in November!

  2. Cindy everything you are doing looks like so much fun. Can't wait for you to come back and share, please bring your attitude too.

  3. Your blog is always so much fun, funny and educational. This time even more so and it may be just the thing to get me kick-started again!

  4. Love, love, just love that pink one! Especially after you added the green. I want to take that class! I want to learn to be loosey goosey too!

  5. This looks like an awesome experience! Maybe we should plan a local play day some time.


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