One of my very favorite scenes of any Disney movie is not when the princess gets rescued, or when a villain meets his demise, but when Chef Gusteau tells Remy the foodie rat in Ratatouille that anyone can cook. Truly it makes me cry every time I watch it … my poor family.
"You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true -- Anyone can cook...but only the fearless can be great." --Auguste Gusteau
No truer words have been said about working toward something you love.
I wanted to give a big thanks to all the brave ladies at Metro Church of Winter Springs, Florida who were fearless and strong-hearted enough to try painting with watercolors. We had an amazing time together painting a simple pumpkin and Fall gourd scene.
One of my favorite parts of teaching art is seeing how a group can follow the same steps and come out with beautiful works of art that are so different and unique. Our unique interpretations of reality is what makes something artful. With each piece the painter's own personal God-given style emerges … often uncovering it for the first time.
A special thank you to my talented artistic friend, Holli Luther for helping me with this and many other undertakings. On this night, she thought to hold the paintings up for the ladies to look at from a few feet away. This common practice helps artists to see how our paintings are coming together and make any adjustments we may need to make along the way. Seeing their creations from a different perspective, the women's eyes lit up. Truly anyone can paint!
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Whether I am painting custom artwork, creating a water colored logo for a client, or teaching art students, I hope to refresh and inspire others with my work. Read more ...