"put 'em up" painting the lion at pve design studio 2013I am so delighted to share with you a new friendship and a little "put 'em up" monday motivation.
During Storm Sandy, we met each other while juicing up our electronic devices at a dear friend's home who had power and was kind enough to share with many who scrambled to stay connected, fed and in need of a warm shower or meal. We were all feeling very vulnerable and incredibly sad for the devastation that Storm Sandy left behind and the courage to re-build and start moving ahead.
Yes, Matisse not only had a way with paint, but a way with words and indeed
"Creativity takes courage."
My new friend shared an image of a colored pencil sketch study of a lion and the desire to paint the king of the jungle on a very large canvas. I invited her to come to my studio and bring her fears. The transformation of witnessing another individual face a blank canvas head on and pick up a rag or a big brush and just "start" does take amazing courage.